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Deadline to Register to Vote for General Election is Monday

BY MELANIE BUCK –

The 2016 November General Election is quickly approaching and the deadline to register in time to cast your ballot in the election is Monday, October 10th. Citizens can register to vote at the Polk County Clerk’s office, located inside the Courthouse, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison said citizens have until Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to update addresses or polling stations.

Absentee ballots are currently being mailed out to those who live out of town. If you would like to request an absentee ballot, contact the County Clerk’s Office. For those who wish to pick up their absentee ballot as opposed to being mailed, those will be available beginning October 24th.

Early voting begins on October 24th as well and will be held at the Polk County Office Complex on Pine Street. Early voting hours will be Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on the two Saturdays prior to the election, October 29th and November 5th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, contact County Clerk Terri Harrison at 394-8123 or go by her office, located inside the Polk County Courthouse.

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