April 3 registration deadline for May 2 election


A primary/special election will be held Tuesday, May 2 and the Highland County Board of Elections wants to remind voters that the deadline to register to vote in the election is Monday, April 3.

On April 3 the board of elections will have extended office hours from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Voter registration forms are available in the board of elections office, public libraries, Bureau of Motor Vehicles or Highland County Treasurer’s Office. If you are already a registered voter and need to update your address, you can visit www.highlandcountyelections.com and update online.

To register to vote in Highland County you must be a current resident of the county, 18 years of age or older, and a U.S. citizen.

The election board said in a news release that early voting begins April 4, and that for regular municipal elections, primary elections and special elections, the board office will observe the following hours in the days leading up to the election:

• Weeks one, two and three of voting – Begins the day after the close of registration for election, except any holiday established by state law. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Week four of voting – The board of elections office will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Saturday before Election Day; and 1-5 p.m. on the Sunday before Election Day.

• Week of Election Day — The board of elections office will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Monday before Election Day.

If there are any in-person absentee voters waiting in line when voting ends on a particular day during the in-person absentee voting period, the in-person voting location will be kept open until those voters have cast a ballot.

For more information contact the Highland County Board of Elections at 937-393-9961.

Board of elections temporarily extending hours

The Times-Gazette

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