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Absentee voting in progress for primary

HENNEPIN — Absentee voting for the general primary election on March 17 is now underway, according to Dan Kuhn, Putnam County clerk and election authority.

Kuhn said any registered voter who expects to be absent from the county on March 17 may make application by mail or in person to the county clerk to receive an official ballot.

“Anyone wishing to vote absentee by mail may call the county clerk’s office at 815-925-7129 and request an application,” Kuhn said.

An official ballot will be mailed after the correctly completed, signed application is returned to the county clerk’s office, he said.

Kuhn said the last day for the county clerk’s office to mail an absentee ballot is March 12, so correctly completed applications for absentee ballots must be received no later than March 12.

Anyone wishing to vote absentee in person may stop by the county clerk’s office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The county clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday, March 14, for in-person absentee voting from 9 a.m. to noon.

The last day for in-person absentee voting is Monday, March 16, during regular office hours.

“Contact the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 815-925-7129 if you have any questions or would like any further information,” Kuhn stated.

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