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Tuesday is final day to register to vote in General Election

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The General Election is 34 days away and final preparations are under way at the Greene County Voter Registration office.

The deadline to register if you plan on voting in the Nov. 6 balloting is 4 p.m. on Tuesday if coming to the office, located on the second floor of the Greene County Courthouse in Bloomfield.

If the registration is mailed, it must be postmarked by midnight Tuesday, according to Allison Prow, Voter Registration Assistant.

Prow said the number of registered voters is up from the 2008 Presidential Election when there were 19,626 voters on the rolls.

This year, the number stands at 20,429 with more registrations still coming in daily.

"We're getting so many daily, I don't know for sure what it's (the number of registered voters) up to," Prow commented Wednesday morning.

Absentee voting will also begin Tuesday in the Voter Registration office during regular office hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended voting hours will be Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A variety of state/federal (governor, 8th District Congress, state representative) and county races (Commissioner District 1, Commissioner District 2, County Council at Large, County Treasurer, Circuit Court Judge, and County Surveyor) are on the ballot in addition to voting for president between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

There will also be school board races in the five Greene County school districts.

If you have any questions call 384-2015.

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