Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 20, 2004

registration deadline days away

By Rick Couch

If you plan to vote on Nov. 2 and have not registered you had better act fast. The deadline for registration is fast approaching. Friday Oct. 22 will be the last day registration will be accepted for the Nov. 2 elections.

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Those who have not registered must either go to the Butler County Board of Registrars in the Courthouse or mail their registration application in.

"Either way they have to be in by Friday Oct. 22," said Beeland Stead of the Board of Registrars. "If they mail them in they need to be postmarked by Oct. 22."

Also, if voters plan to vote by absentee ballot they must have them applied for by Thursday Oct. 28.

"The date will come on next Thursday," said Circuit Clerk Allen Stephenson. "That is the Thursday before the Tuesday Election."

Stephenson also had a very important reminder for those voting by absentee ballot.

"All non military absentee ballots must include a copy of some form of identification," said Stephenson.

The following are important dates leading up to the election that should be remembered:

By Oct. 23

County clerks deliver remainder of ballots and election supplies for November general election to local clerks.

By Oct. 23

First notice of November general election published.

By 4:00 p.m., Oct. 28

Write-in candidates file Declaration of Intent forms for the November general election.

By 2:00 p.m., Oct. 30

Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for the November general election by mail submit absent voter ballot applications.

Up to 4:00 p.m., Nov. 1

Electors qualified to obtain an absent voter ballot for November general election may vote in person in clerk's office.

Up to 4:00 p.m., Nov. 2

Emergency absentee voting for November general election.

Nov. 2