Carter County Election Board Secretary Helen McReynolds said voters can cast absentee ballots prior to the Nov. 2 general election.

 


Carter County Election Board Secretary Helen McReynolds said voters can cast absentee ballots prior to the Nov. 2 general election.

 

A two-member, bipartisan absentee voting board will be on duty at the election board from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 30.

 

“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office,” McReynolds said. “They are not required to give a reason for voting absentee.”

 

Voters must swear that they have not voted by regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling places on election day.  McReynolds said the absentee voting board will verify a voter’s registration information and then issue a ballot. The voter then marks the ballot in the voting booth and puts the marked ballot in the voting device.

 

“It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” she said.