Absentee voting for Congress starts Monday

Published 1:02 pm Friday, April 22, 2022

Beginning Monday, April 25, registered voters who qualify may begin absentee voting for the June 7 Primary Election.

There is only one race on the ballot — the Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives. Three candidates are on the Republican ballot — incumbent Michael Guest, and challengers Michael Cassidy and Thomas Griffin. If one of the three does not get at least 50 percent of the vote plus one, a runoff election will be conducted June 28 between the top two candidates.

The winner of the Republican primary will advance to the November general election along with the sole Democratic Party candidate, Shuwaski A. Young. No Democratic primary will take place, since Young is the only candidate on that party’s ticket.

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The Chancery Clerk’s Office will be open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for absentee voting. The office will also be open 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 7 — the last day to register to vote for the June 7 election — Saturday, May 28, and Saturday, June 4. June 4 is the deadline for in-person absentee voting.

In-person absentee voting is open to all voters who will be out of town on Election Day, working that day and unable to vote, over the age of 65, poll workers, college students, or anyone physically unable to go to the polling place.

Mail-out absentee voting is open to voters who are temporarily living outside the of the county, such as college students and working elsewhere; out of the country; in the U.S. Armed Forces; over the age of 65; and temporarily or permanently physically disabled.

Email absentee voting is only available to registered voters who are overseas or in the military.