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Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

There's still time to register to vote

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 1:30 PM

Time is running out fast if you want to vote in the upcoming election and have not registered yet.

The deadline to register is this coming Monday, Oct. 4.

Greene County Clerk Jackie Winstead says there's always people who put it off, then want to vote, but find out they've missed the deadline to register.

The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The law says you must have registered 29 days before the election to be allowed to vote.

It's actually not that hard to register. You must be 18 years old, be a citizen of the United States and have lived in the district where you are registering for 30 days prior to the election.

If you are already registered, but have moved since the last election, or primary, then you also need to change your address.

Nancy West, who works as a clerk in the Voter Registration Office, says it's easy. Just bring your identification and stop in to the office in the courthouse during their regular hours to fill out the form.

Winstead says there's also another easy way -- a new site devoted to voter registration and questions is now live online at www.IndianaVoters.com.

If you have Internet access, visit the site to register online or print out the form to take into the office.

You can also check and confirm your registration on this site, check on your polling place to see where you're supposed to go vote, change your address, check on the status of your absentee ballot and find lots of other information related to voting including locations and phone numbers of your voter registration office.

West said there won't be any satellite voting for the November election but voters will be able to vote ahead of time in the office and that starts next week. In addition, the office will be open for voting from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the two Saturdays immediately preceding the election.

The Greene County Voter Registration Office is on the second floor of the courthouse and the number there is 384-2015. If you prefer to contact them by email, send it to Registration@co.greene.in.us

Don't miss out! It's an important election ... though it's not a Presidential election year, voters will be choosing U.S. Senators and Representatives, Indiana State Senators and Representatives, a county commissioner, county clerk, auditor, recorder, coroner, assessor, a slew of township trustees and more.

If you visit www.IndianaVoters.com you can also find a link to "Who's On Your Ballot" for a list of everything and everyone that you'll be voting on in your precinct.

Anna is a staff writer at the Greene County Daily World and can be reached by calling 847-4487 or 1-800-947-4487 or by sending an email to indianarose@fastmail.us.

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