Absentee voting will be available for the Nov. 8 municipal election beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11 and continuing until noon Monday, Nov. 7.
Any Putnam County registered voter qualified to vote in this election may vote, in advance, on the second floor of the Putnam County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The courthouse will be open for absentee voting 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.
A voter must provide a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot in-person at the clerk's office or at the polls on election day.
The ID must fit the following criteria: Must display your photo, your name on the ID must conform with your voter registration record (conform does not mean identical), must contain an expiration date and either still be current or have expired sometime after the last general election day Nov. 2, and it must be issued by the State of Indiana or U.S. government.
Any person requiring an absentee ballot to be mailed to them in county, out of county or out of state must complete an application for the absentee ballot.
Forms are available at the voter registration office or may be downloaded from the Indiana Election Division website at www.in.gov/ sos/elections. It must be filed before the ballot can be mailed. The deadline to receive an application for an absentee ballot to be mailed is midnight Oct. 31.
For those individuals confined to their homes due to illness, injury or a handicap, a request may be made that the ballot be brought to your home by a traveling board or you may choose to have a ballot mailed to you by filling out the application for an absentee ballot.
A voter wishing to vote by mail or traveling board does not have to comply with the photo ID law. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 11.
To request an absentee ballot application, contact voter registration at 655-1538.