Letter to the Editor

Exercise early voting option

Friday, October 17, 2008

To the Editor:

Secretary of State Mike Rokita has predicted that the state of Indiana will have registered close to 750,000 new voters this election season.

He has also stated that as many as 65 percent of all registered voters will go to the polls on Election Day.

In order to possibly avoid long lines election day, please consider voting early if you have already decided how you will cast your ballot.

Any Putnam County registered voter is eligible to vote absentee-in-person on the second floor of the Putnam County Courthouse.

The hours of operation for voting absentee-in-person are: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The last day for voting early is Monday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.

When voting absentee-in-person or on Election Day, please remember to bring your Indiana state or U.S. Government issued photo ID (in most cases an Indiana driver's license, Indiana photo ID, military ID or U.S. passport will be acceptable) as required by law.

Leslie Hanson

Greencastle League of Women Voters