Absentee Voting Begins

vote2Absentee voting starts today for November’s General Election.

Marshall County Clerk Debbie VanDeMark says in-person absentee voting will be held today from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until Election Day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Monday November 2, when voting will end at noon. In-person absentee voting will also be held Saturday October 24 and Saturday October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will take place at the Marshall County Clerk’s Office. To vote in person, residents will need to bring identification, such as a state-issued photo ID, a U.S. passport, or military ID.

VanDeMark says people voting in person will see a slight change from past elections, “We are going to be using our poll pads for the first time this year for registering the voters, and we will use them in absentee as well – not for the travel board but for the in-person absentee. So rather than having the printed-out poll books, we will be using a poll pad for the very first time, so it’ll be a new experience, but I think the voters will like it.”

She says there are also other options available for absentee voting: voting by mail and voting by travel board. Both of those have specific eligibility requirements; for more information, visit the Indiana Secretary of State’s website or call the Marshall County voter registration office at 574-935-8713.

A complete list of offices that are on the ballots in Marshall County can be found here.