Voting Q & A

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By Carol A. Clark

Q. When are elections held?
A. Primary elections are held the first Tuesday in June in even-numbered years.
General elections are held the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. This year the election falls on Nov. 2.
Regular school district elections are held the first Tuesday in February in odd-numbered years, which will be this coming February.
Special elections and bond elections are held as called for by the school board or the county council.
Q. When are the polls open?
A. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line when the polls close, you may still vote.
Q. Can I vote early?
A. Yes, absentee in-person voting begins the 28th day preceding an election through the Saturday immediately prior to the election, which began Tuesday. Absentee in-person voting may be done in the County Clerk’s Office.
Commencing on the third Saturday prior to an election, you may vote early at an alternate location established by the County Clerk. Early voting may be done from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Contact the County Clerk’s Office for specific absentee voting information.
Q. What about regular absentee voting?

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