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Absentee ballots for primary election available today

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:41 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:43 a.m. CST

Absentee ballots for the upcoming June 3 Jasper County Primary Election will be available beginning today, according to Dennis K. Parrott, Jasper County auditor and commissioner of elections.

Persons wishing to vote by absentee ballot may do so personally in the office of the Commissioner of Elections, Room 201, Jasper County Courthouse in Newton beginning today. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Registered voters also may request a ballot be mailed to them by calling the office at (641) 792-7016 and requesting an absentee ballot request form mailed to them. The voter then completes the information on the request form and mails the ballot request form back to the auditor’s office and an absentee ballot will be mailed to them.

A registered voter must be registered as either a Democrat or a Republican and vote that specific party’s ballot for the Primary Election. Be sure to mark the party designation box on the absentee ballot request form.

For more information, call the auditor’s office at (641) 792-7016.