There are many ways to vote this year, even before the November election. (sample ballot photo/McLean County Clerk's website)
By Zach Dietmeier
BLOOMINGTON - Election Day may be Nov. 6, but there are already plenty of opportunities to vote in McLean County.
Early voting for the November election officially starts Monday, although absentee voting has already been going on, said County Clerk Kathy Michael.
"If you are properly register to vote, you can come in our office right now using an absentee ballot," said Michael.
The last day to have a ballot mailed to you is Nov. 1. Michael said you can find all of the locations where early voting is available on the McLean County website or by calling the Clerk's office.
"Also remember that if you missed the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline, you can still come in and register at that time," said Michael. "We will still send you an absentee ballot application by mail."
Michael said early voting, absentee voting, and "no excuse" voting are all available.
"In other words, there's just about every possible way for a proper resident to get registered and to vote by Election Day, and that's a good thing."
Zach can be reached at Zach.Dietmeier@Cumulus.com.