Election season is underway! I am really glad that I am reporting for HOMTV during the 2012 Election season. I feel like I am learning more and more each day just by being around others at the station.
I had the chance to sit down and talk with Township Clerk, Mary Helmbrecht, about Absentee Voter information. This was good for me to hear personally, because I will not be able to drive to my precinct for both the August Primary and the General Election.
I learned from talking with Mary, that many people still don’t really understand how to fill out absentee ballots and in many cases, ballots are not counted because of minor errors. It is important to note that when filling out an absentee ballot for the PRIMARY Election, you fill out either the Democrat side or the Republican side. DO NOT pick and choose from both columns or your ballot will not count.
The Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, August 4th from 8:00am to 2:00pm to issue absentee ballots. This is also the last day ballots can be mailed to residents. All ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s Office by 8:00pm on Election Day August 7th.