Voter registration is nearing an end for the Nov. 6 general election, and new registrations continue to make their way into the Jackson County clerk’s office at Brownstown.
“We’ve had several new registrations come in, and they’re coming in daily,” Clerk Amanda Cunningham Lowery said Monday.
The deadline to register to vote or change one’s voter registration is Oct. 9.
That’s also the day absentee and early voting start in Indiana.
New voter registrations and changes to registrations are coming in from a mix of people, Lowery and voter registration clerk CiJi Fleetwood said.
“Some are people who have just turned 18 and will be voting for the first time, and others have been people who have missed the last election or two and are registering again so they can vote,” Lowery said.
Most voter registrations are coming in from individuals, but some local candidates are working the voter registration process to encourage new voters, Lowery said.
“Two candidates have been bringing in voter registrations, and I expect we’ll have more between now and the deadline,” Lowery said.
“I assume they’re going door to door in conjunction with asking about absentee ballots,” she added of candidates turning in voter registration applications on behalf of others.
Lowery said she expects to see interest in the election pick up soon as absentee voting starts.
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