County Residents Can Request Absentee Ballots Now

County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson at Monday's meeting with county commissioners. (Photo by Par Blair)
County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson at Monday's meeting with county commissioners. (Photo by Par Blair)

Sheridan County residents who want to vote absentee in the upcoming county elections can put in a request now for an absentee ballot.

That's according to Election Supervisor Brenda Kekich. Although the primary elections aren't until Aug. 21, Kekich said people who request absentee ballots now will receive those ballots by mail when they become available.

County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson said candidates' filings start May 17 for this year's elections, and the last day for filing as a candidate will be June 1. She said absentee voting will start July 6 for the primary election.

Kekich said in order to be counted, absentee ballots must be in the county election office by 7 p.m. on election day. She and Thompson also said anyone who's a registered Sheridan County voter can vote absentee. No special reason is required.

Nearly 15,000 people are registered to vote in Sheridan County, and Kekich said there appears to be a lot of interest in this year's elections.

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Thompson taking notes at commissioners' meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Thompson taking notes at commissioners' meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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