Absentee voting begins Friday; one aspect of voting changed

Voting for the Nov. 8 election will begin Friday morning when the first absentee ballots are mailed to Jackson County voters.

Besides picking a president, a U.S. senator, an Indiana Ninth District representative, a governor and lieutenant governor and state representatives and senators, voters in Jackson County will be picking commissioners for the east and central parts of the county, three at-large council seats and coroner.

It’s the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, however, that has been and will continue to drive interest in the general election.

As of this morning, the Jackson County Clerk’s Office had received 100 requests for absentee ballots, and there are another 70 applications for absentee ballots that have been sent to registered voters but not yet returned so a ballot can be mailed to them, Clerk Amanda Lowery said.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.