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Absent on election day? Ballots now available

Circuit Clerk Allen Stephenson said absentee ballots for the June 1 Primary Election are now available.

Ballots can be picked up at the clerk’s office. Stephenson said voters can vote on-site or can take the ballot with them to return by mail.

The last day voters may apply for an absentee ballot is Thursday, May 27. Absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 31.

Requirements for absentee voting:

The person will be out of the county or state the day of the election.

The person has any physical illness or infirmity which prevents his or her attendance at the polls, whether he or she is within or without the county on the day of election.

The person works a shift which has at least 10 hours which coincide with the hours the polls are open at his or her regular polling place.

The person is enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside the county of his or her personal residence (attendance) at which prevents his or her attendance at the polls.

The person is a member of, or spouse or dependent of a member of, the armed forces of the United States or is similarly qualified to vote absentee pursuant to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

The person has been appointed as an election officer or named as a poll watcher at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place.

Any registered elector who requires emergency treatment of a licensed physician within five days of an election may apply for an emergency absentee ballot for the election and may vote by returning the absentee ballot no later than noon on the day the election is held.

Any registered elector whose name appears on the poll list of qualified voters may vote by an emergency absentee ballot if he or she is required by his or her employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on an emergency business trip on Election Day.