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Deadline to register to vote nears


Early voting begins Tuesday


April 02, 2014 | 10:04 AM

With the May Primary Election less than a month away, votes may begin to be cast Tuesday morning with absentee voting.

Voters can do so at the Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk's office in the courthouse in downtown Corydon before an absentee voter board.

Absentee voters may vote at the office during regular business hours until Monday, May 5, at noon. The office also will be open for voting on two Saturdays, April 26 and May 3.

Residents not registered to vote can still do so, but time is running out. The deadline for a resident to register to vote in the May 6 Primary Election is Monday at the close of the business day, which, for Harrison County, is 4:30 p.m. The same deadline applies for anyone needing to transfer their voter registration.

Other dates for voters to consider:

•Thursday, April 24 — First day for confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person at a private residence or a voter with disabilities may vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at the voter's residence or place of confinement.

•Monday, April 28 — Deadline, by 11:59 p.m., for the circuit court clerk to receive mailed, hand-delivered or faxed absentee ballot applications requesting to vote absentee by mail.

•Monday, May 5 — Deadline, by noon, for the circuit court clerk to receive mailed, hand-delivered or faxed absentee ballot applications from confined voters or voters caring for a confined person requesting delivery of a ballot by an absentee voter board; deadline, by noon, for a voter to file an absentee ballot application with the circuit court clerk to vote in-person in the clerk's office; deadline, by 11:59 p.m., for a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person or a voter with disabilities to vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at voter's place of confinement.

•Tuesday, May 6 — Primary Election Day; polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Candidates also have dates to remember:

•Friday, April 11 — End of pre-primary campaign finance reporting period for all candidates except those seeking a statewide office.

•Monday, April 21 — Deadline, by noon, for filing pre-primary campaign finance reports to be filed by all candidates except those seeking a statewide office.

•Tuesday, May 20 — Deadline, by noon, for a candidate to file a verified election recount or contest petition.

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