Don’t assume you will get a mail-in ballot unless requested

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Dear Editor:

Did you receive and use a mail-in ballot for the primary? You should not assume that you will receive another one for the general election unless you had signed up for absentee voting previously. The decision to have the general election by all mail-in, all in-person or a combination has not been made at this time.

Requesting an absentee ballot is easy. Either stop in at the Clerk and Recorders office in the lower level of the county courthouse or go online, print the form, fill out and submit to the county office. They are very helpful and will be able to answer any questions you might have.

The website to print out forms whether it be for voter registration (which also has a section for requesting an absentee ballot} or an Application for Absentee Ballot go to the following address. You will see a Quick Links list, just click on the form you wish to retrieve and print out. The deadline to submit your request is October 5, 2020.

I hope this has been helpful.

Norma Sherman