Lebanon Reporter

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August 30, 2012

Boone County Clerk announces absentee voting dates

Boone County — Those wanting to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 general election have until Oct. 9 to register, Boone County Clerk Penny Bogan said.

Those who need to register may go to the clerk’s office on the second floor of the Boone County Courthouse, 212 Courthouse Square, Lebanon; visit a Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch; or register online at www.indianavoters.in.gov.

Registration in person must be done by close of business Oct. 9; the online deadline is midnight. Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked on or before the deadline.

Absentee voting begins Oct. 9, Bogan said, and applications for an absentee ballot must be received at the clerk’s office in person by 4 p.m. or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 29. The voted ballot must be cast or postmarked no later than Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Absentee voters may go to the county election office, in the basement of the Boone County Courthouse, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday after Oct. 9; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3; and from 8 a.m. until noon the day before the election, Nov. 5.

A voter who anticipates being unable to travel to a poll because of illness or injury; a voter with disabilities; or a person who will be caring for a confined voter at a private residence on election day, may apply to vote by traveling board, Bogan said. “We will then call and schedule a time to come out to assist the voter with the absentee ballot,” Bogan said.

Other voters will have an opportunity to cast their ballots before election day as well. Five satellite voting dates have been scheduled, Bogan said.

The first will be 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, at the Thorntown Public Library, 124 N. Market St., Thorntown; it will be the only satellite event in Thorntown, Bogan said.

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