Early mail-in registration closing, voting begins
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Persons wanting to register to mail in their vote in the May 13 primary election must do so by Friday at the Chase County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse. Mail-in voter registrations must also be postmarked by Friday.
County Clerk Debbie Clark said people are always registering to vote during the year. Since January, 29 persons have registered to vote, an “ever-changing” number, according to the clerk’s office.
Voters should update their registration if they have moved within a county or submit a new registration if they have moved from one county to another.
In-person voter registration at the clerk’s office ends at 6 p.m. May 2.
Early voting by mail began April 7, while early voting at the clerk’s office began April 12.
Any registered voter can cast an early voting ballot.
Clark said 46 persons had taken advantage of early voting as of Monday.
“It starts slow and picks up as we get closer” to the election, she noted.
An early voting ballot application has been running in The Imperial Republican in recent issues. It must be returned to the clerk’s office.
Registered voters can make requests until 4 p.m. May 7 for early voting ballots to be mailed to them.
May 12 is the deadline for in-person early voting at county election offices.
All early voting ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by 7 p.m. MT May 13, Primary Election Day.