Urge county residents to take advantage of early voting options

Huntington County residents are being urged to take advantage of early voting options for the Nov. 6 elections.

"More voters taking advantage of early voting options will help to shorten the lines on election day," says Pam Fowler, voter registration clerk in the Huntington County Clerk's office.

The general election includes candidates for county, state and federal offices. Voters in some precincts will also select a representative of the Huntington County Community School Board.

Early voting takes place outside the county clerk's office on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., now through Nov. 2; Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the final day, Monday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Early voting at the courthouse is available to all registered voters in Huntington County.

Some voters can cast absentee ballots by mail.

Voters eligible to use the mail option include those who will be absent from the county on Nov. 6; those who have a disability; those older than 65 years; those who will be working during the 12 hours the polls are open; those confined to their home or a health care facility; those caring for a confined individual; those unable to vote at the polls because of a religious discipline; and those who are members of the military or a public safety officer.

To request a mail ballot, call the clerk's office at 358-4820.

The Traveling Board can take voting materials to specific Huntington County voters. To request a visit from the Traveling Board, a voter must be confined or caring for a confined individual on election day; or have disabilities that require assistance to mark the ballot.

To request a visit by the Traveling Board, call the clerk's office at 358-4820.