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‘Absentee machine’ opens Oct. 15



Letcher County Court Clerk Winston Meade said voters who will be absent on Election Day but wish to cast their ballot on a voting machine will be able to do so beginning Oct. 15.

A voting machine will be available in the Letcher County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays, and from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays until Nov. 1.

To be eligible to vote absentee, voters must meet one or more of the following guidelines:

• be outside of Letcher County on election day;

• be a student who temporarily lives outside the county in which he is registered and will be out of the county on Election Day;

• be a voter who is a member of the Armed Forces or a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces and will be out of the county on the election day;

• be a voter who is a citizen residing overseas and will be out of the county on election day;

• be a voter or spouse of voter who has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on election day;

• be a Precinct Election Officer serving in a precinct other than that in which he is registered or an Alternate Precinct Election Officer;

• be a member or any staff for the County Board of Elections; • be a deputy county clerk;

• or be a staff member for the State Board of Elections.


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