Oct 1, 2010

Important information from Hamilton County Board of Elections

Voting early by mail really is easy as 1-2-3!

And now, to make the voting process even easier, Vote by Mail application request forms will be available at Kroger stores throughout Hamilton County.

You can also obtain a Vote by Mail application by calling the Hamilton County Board of Elections at 632-7039 before Saturday, October 30, 2010 or you can download an application at www.votehamiltoncounty.org and follow the easy step-by-step instructions for completing the application.

Voters can also pick up a voter registration form at local Kroger stores. “Voter registration forms can be used to register to vote or to update your address and/or name with us” said Sally Krisel, Director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

The deadline to register or to update your registration is Monday, October 4, 2010.

Beginning Tuesday, September 28, 2010 to Vote by Mail all you need to do is:

1. Request your ballot be mailed to you by completing a Vote by Mail application

2. VOTE your ballot

3. Drop your ballot in the mail! - and

Remember, to check the instructions for returning
your ballot through the mail.

Vote by Mail early and avoid long lines at the polls! “We are making voting easier,” said Amy Searcy, Deputy Director, of the Board of Elections. “Voters can simply Vote by Mail and they no longer need to provide a “reason” for not voting at the polls on Election Day.”

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2010, the day before Election Day, and received no later than 10 days after Election Day. Joe Mallory, Administrator of Absentee Voting at Board of Elections says, “If voters have any questions about voting they should contact us at the Board of Elections Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon at 632-7039. We want to make the voting experience convenient and as easy as 1-2-3”!



Sally Krisel