Absentee voting available
Absentee voting is underway for the August 6 Primary Election.
For the primary, voters will select either a Democratic or Republican ballot.
Circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter said the bulk of Marshall Countians will likely choose the Democratic primary because that ballot features lots of local races. Those include chancery clerk, circuit clerk, sheriff, constables, justice court judges and county supervisors.
Each ballot (Democratic and Republican) contains candidates at the district and statewide level, including governor and lieutenant governor.
Absentee voting is available in person or by mail for a voter who is unable to go to the polls on election day.
Persons can vote absentee in the circuit clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon the two Saturdays prior to the election – July 27 and August 3. The last day to vote absentee in person in the office is Saturday, Aug. 3. Absentee ballots can be requested by mail. Call the circuit clerk’s office at 252-3434. Those must be received back in the office by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, Aug. 6. Any runoffs will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Carpenter also reminds voters that voter identification is required. For more information on the upcoming primary election, call 252-3434.