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Officials discuss guidelines for absentee, early voting in Washington County

Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 6:32 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Officials with the Washington County Board of Elections clarified the procedures and guidelines for absentee and early voting in the Nov. 3 General Election.

Anyone who voted by absentee ballot in the Primary Election will need to fill out a new application to get a ballot for November’s election. Applications can be found on the board’s website.

Deputy Director Karen Pawloski said there are several things that need to appear on the absentee application before voters are able to receive their ballots.

“We must have at least these these things on the application before we can send you the ballot,” Pawloski said. “First is their name, their mailing address, if it’s different from their physical address, we also need the physical address. We need the last four digits of their social security number, or their driver’s license number, and then we need to have them sign it.”

Early voting begins on Oct. 6 and continues for four weeks. On Election Day, Nov. 3, voters must cast their ballot at their regular polling location.

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