With the general election less than five weeks away, the Jessamine County clerk’s office is urging voters who will not be in town on Nov. 2 to submit absentee ballots.
“All they have to do is call us and request it,” County Clerk Eva McDaniel said. “We'll send them out a request form, and when we get that back, we'll send them out a ballot.”
During election season, McDaniel said her office deals with about 1,000 absentee ballots, 500 of which are mailed in and 400-500 are from the voting machine located in the clerk’s office.
“If they’re going to be gone, we’d prefer they come in and vote on the absentee machine, which is set up right here in the office,” McDaniel said.