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Important times, dates as upcoming general election nears

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As we near the Nov. 8 General Election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times. We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.

Currently

Mail-in ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.

Oct. 7

Inspection of voting equipment at 8:30 a.m. at the clerk’s office.

Oct. 10

Walk-in absentee voting begins during normal business hours.

Oct. 11

Last day to register to vote or make a change before the Nov. 8 General Election.

Nov. 1

Last day to submit a mail-in ballot application. (USPS delivery may not allow for adequate time for delivery and mail to be received by Election Day).

Nov. 2

Ballot to be printed in The Anderson News.

Nov. 7

Last day to vote on walk-in absentee machine at clerk’s office.

Nov. 8 Election Day

The county clerk’s office will be closed for normal business. All polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mail-in absentee ballots

Mail-in absentee ballots will be ready Sept. 19 for qualified voters. Applications are currently being accepted at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office.

Voters that can’t get to the polls on Election Day or to the clerk’s office during normal business hours from Oct. 10 through Nov. 8 can apply for a mail-in absentee ballot if they meet the following qualifications:

Voters, who on account of age, disability or illness, are not able to go to the polls.

Voters who are incarcerated in jail but have not been convicted.

Military personnel, their dependents and overseas citizens.

Voters whose employment keeps them out of the county all hours and days that absentee voting takes place in the clerk’s office.

Medical emergencies.

Students temporarily residing outside the county.

Kentucky voters temporarily residing outside the county.

Kentucky voters on vacation outside the state.

Voters who move to another state while registration is closed in the new state of residence. (Eligible for president and vice-president only in a General Election.)

Walk-in absentee voting machines will be set up and ready for voting on Oct. 10 for qualified voters. Machines will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Qualifications are:

Member of the armed forces, their dependents and overseas citizens absent from the county on Election Day.

Students and other voters (including vacationers) who temporarily reside outside the county and will be absent from the county on Election Day.

Voters who have surgery scheduled that requires hospitalization on Election Day and their spouse.

Voters who move to a different state while the registration is closed in the new state of residence before a presidential election can vote for president and vice president only.

Any pregnant woman who is in her last trimester of pregnancy.

Voting at the polls

Any qualified, registered voter can vote at the precinct in which the live on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To find out where your vote:

Call the Anderson County Clerk’s Office at 502-839-3041

Go to elect.ky.gov and select “Where do I vote,” enter the information requested.

(If you need directions, first click the map it icon, then get directions icon and detailed directions and a map will be displayed.)

As always, feel free to contact the county clerk’s office at 502-839-3041 or myself at 502-680-0878 with any questions or comments.

Jason Denny serves as Anderson County Clerk.