Clerk White: Be ready for Election 2008!
INDIANAPOLIS – In 82 days, voters across the country will be going to the polls and Marion County Clerk Beth White wants Indianapolis residents to be ready.
“Although many residents are preparing their students to go back to school, it is also a good time to start thinking about this fall’s election,” Clerk White said. “Registering to vote, applying for an absentee ballot or even renewing a photo ID card now will ensure that your voting experience goes smoothly.”
In Indiana, voter registration closes on Monday, October 6. Marion County residents can register in person or mail an original copy of the application to the Voter Registration office located in the City-County Building at 200 E. Washington St. in Room W-131. Registered voters who move or change their name must update their registration by this deadline as well.
Absentee ballot applications for the presidential election are also now available. Voters can pick up a copy in person at the Election Board office located in Room W-122 in the City-County Building, by calling (317) 327-VOTE or by visiting www.indy.gov/election08. Contrary to popular belief, absentee applications are not kept on file for non-military voters. Voters who wish to vote absentee must apply in every election.
“Our office expects absentee voting to be at an all-time high in November,” White added. “Applications received in advance of the deadline give voters more time to review and return their ballot well before Election Day.”
The deadline for the Election Board office to receive an application to vote absentee by mail is midnight, Monday, October 27. Postmarked applications received after this date cannot be accepted. Absentee ballots must be received by the Election Board no later than 6 p.m. on Election Day.
For more information, visit www.indy.gov/election08 or call (317) 327-VOTE.
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