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Although the General Election is still 48 days away, we have been receiving numerous questions, so I thought we would get an early start and answer them in this month’s column.
Question: When is the General Election and who is running for what?
Answer: Nov. 8 is the date. This year’s rlection is for statewide races, which include governor, secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, state auditor, state treasurer and attorney general.
A complete list of candidates can be seen on the Secretary of State’s website at www.elect.ky.gov.
There will also be a sample ballot in the Nov. 2 edition of The Anderson News.
Question: Who is eligible to vote by absentee ballot?
Answer: A person who, due to age, disability or illness that will be unable to go to polls on Election Day.
Military personnel, their dependents and overseas Citizens.
Students who temporarily reside outside of the county.
Other voters temporarily residing outside the state, including vacationers.
Those incarcerated but who have not yet been convicted of a crime.
Those whose employment location requires them to be absent from the county all hours and days absentee voting by machine is conducted.
Question: When and how do I request an absentee ballot?
Answer: The voter may call or come by our office to obtain an application. Once returned, a ballot will be mailed to the voter. Once completed, the ballot will be mailed to the clerk’s office enclosed in two envelopes provided by the clerk’s office. Each envelope must be signed by the voter and received in the clerk’s office by mail by 6 p.m. Election Night.
Question: Who is eligible to vote absentee at the county clerk’s office?
Answer: Person who shall be absent from the county on election day.
• Military personnel, their dependents and overseas citizens.
• Military personnel confined to base who learn of it within seven days or less of an election.
• Students and residents who temporarily reside outside of the county.
• Voters who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day, and the voter’s spouse.
• A woman in her last trimester of pregnancy.
• Election officials
• Precinct officers
• Alternate precinct officers
• County Board of Elections members, staff and deputy clerks.
Question: When can an eligible voter come in to the county clerk’s office to vote by machine?
Answer: Absentee voting at the county clerks office will begin Oct. 10 during normal business hours.
Question: As a registered voter, what do I have to do when I move?
Answer: If you have moved within the county, then come to our office and fill out a new voter registration card.
You can also change your voter registration information in the circuit clerk’s office.
When moving out of the county, go to the county or circuit clerk’s office in which you moved.
Question: What is the last day to register to vote, change parties, last name or address?
Answer: Oct. 1 is the last day to make these changes.
Please feel free to contact our office at 839-3041 with any questions. You may also visit our website at www.andersoncountyclerk.ky.gov or the Secretary of State’s website at www.elect.ky.gov for more information.
Jason Denny serves as Anderson County Clerk.