Absentee voting deadline nears

Published 10:08 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The deadline to vote absentee in-person for the presidential primary election is Saturday, when the Circuit Clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Circuit Clerk’s office by March 7 for congress and the president. This is not a postmark deadline but an actual receipt deadline. Overseas citizens and military personnel may fax email or regular mail their ballots by 7 p.m. on March 8.

March 8 is the primary election day for federal offices. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election commissioners 

There is one election commissioner for each supervisor’s district in Lincoln County, and all districts will be on the November ballot. Hopefuls have until June 6 to qualify, but Circuit Clerk Dustin Bairfield urges any candidates not to wait to the last minute so signatures may be verified.

So far, one person has qualified: Ernie Clark qualified for District 3 Election Commissioner.

One election commissioner has resigned for health reasons, Mike Burns of District 2. The Board of Supervisors will appoint someone to fill in Monday.

Republican 2016 Primary Election Ballot

For United States President

• Jeb Bush

• Ben Carson

• Chris Christie

• Ted Cruz

• Carly Fiorina

• Lindsey Graham

• Mike Huckabee

• John R. Kasich

• George Pataki

• Rand Paul

• Marco Rubio

• Rick Santorum

• Donald J. Trump

 

For U.S. House of Rep. 03, 3rd Congressional District

• Jimmy Giles

• Gregg Harper

 

Democratic 2016 Primary Election Ballot

For United States President

• Hillary Clinton

• Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente

• Martin O’Malley

• Bernie Sanders

 

For U.S. House of Rep. 03, 3rd Congressional District

• Dennis C. Quinn

• Nathan Stewart