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Voter registration ends Tuesday

While the General Election is less than five weeks away, those who wish to vote but haven’t registered only have until the close of the business day (or midnight for those registering online) Tuesday to do so.
Those in Harrison County need to visit the Clerk’s office located on the second floor of the courthouse, located at 300 N. Capitol Ave. in downtown Corydon.
Clerk Sherry Brown said in-person early voting will begin Wednesday, Oct. 10, and continue through Monday, Nov. 5.
‘The courthouse Election Room will be open for voters from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday’ beginning Oct. 10, Brown said, noting the office will close for lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
The office will be open late, until 6 p.m., on two Thursdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, for those wishing to vote early.
Also, on the last two Saturdays before the election, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, Brown said the office will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. for those wishing to cast a ballot.
All voters must provide a State of Indiana-issued photo ID, such as a drivers’ license, to be allowed to vote.
For those voters unable to vote Election Day, Nov. 6, or unable to go to the courthouse, a ballot may be mailed upon receipt of a completed application.
Brown said voters must complete the application, including a signature, print it and mail it to: Clerks Office, 300 N. Capitol Ave., Corydon, IN 47112.
Or, the application can be scanned and email to [email protected]
Those close to the election process are urging caution with regard to the application for an absentee ballot.
‘It has come to our attention that invalid absentee ballot applications are circulating,’ Connie Lawson, Indiana’s secretary of state, said. ‘These applications have the instructions removed, voiding the application.’
Brown encourages local voters who need to vote absentee to go to the Harrison County website, https://www.harrisoncounty.in.gov/, to generate an application or call her office at 812-738-4289, ext. 2008, to request one by mail.
‘Any unsolicited application I would be leary of,’ Brown said.
Besides candidates ranging from U.S. senator down to township trustees and advisory board members, the General Election ballots will have one public question and two retention public questions.
The public question reads: ‘Shall Article 10, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana be amended to require the General Assembly to adopt balanced budgets for state government that do not exceed estimated revenues unless a supermajority of two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the members of the Senate vote to suspend the requirement?’
The retention public questions are, referring to the Indiana Supreme Court, ‘Shall Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter be retained in office?’ and, referring to the Indiana Court of Appeals, ‘Shall Judge Robert R. (Bob) Altice Jr. be retained in office?’
For any questions pertaining to the Nov. 6 election, call the clerk’s office at 812-738-4289, ext. 2008.

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