MOUNT VERNON — Knox County voters will make many important decisions in just seven weeks from now when they go to polls for the 2012 general election. As in most elections, a few options are available for registered voters to get their ballots cast, and there are also numerous deadlines to be met throughout the registration and voting process.
Registered voters have the option to vote early beginning Oct. 2. This option is called no-fault voting which began in 2006. At the current time, this will run through Monday, Nov. 5, but the ruling on this date is currently in appeals court, according to Knox County Board of Elections Director Kim Horn.
Those wishing to vote early must fill out an absentee ballot request form which can be filled out at the board of elections office. These can be mailed to county residents or can be printed by going to www.co.knox.oh.us/offices/boe and clicking on absentee request. Horn told the News that the Ohio Secretary of State’s office began a process this year of mailing absentee ballots to all registered voters in groups beginning Aug. 31. Ballots can be taken to the BOE by Nov. 5 or be mailed by Saturday, Nov. 3.
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