With less than a week to go before next Tuesday’s General Election, Jackson
County voters are turning out in unprecedented large numbers to vote by
absentee ballot by mail and to vote early in person.
According to Carolyn Hurt of the voter registration office with the Jackson
county Clerk, over 1,000 absentee ballots have been requested so far by
county voters. “And voting at the early voting sites in courthouse lobby and
at the Seymour Community Center have been heavy,” Hurt said.
Since the early voting began in the courthouse lobby on Oct. 6, Hurt
reported 55 a day have cast their ballot. When Seymour opened last Monday,
Oct. 20, around 80 voters a day have cast ballots.
If those estimates are accurate over 1,200 Jackson County residents have
already cast a ballot. Adding in the 1,000 mailed absentee could mean over
2,200 early and absentee will be cast in this county.
Hurt said for the 2004 presidential election, 1,600 absentee ballots were
Residents who wish to vote early can still do so in the courthouse lobby or
at the community center in Seymour (located next to the Seymour Chamber of
Commerce on Chestnut Street) through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon next
Monday, Nov. 3. The courthouse lobby will be open for early voting this
Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the Seymour early voting site
will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday.
The polling sites in Vernon Township on election day will be at the school
auxiliary gym for Crothersville and Vernon South voters. Vernon North voters
can cast their ballots at Professional Heating and Cooling on US 31 in
Uniontown. Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Tuesday,