HENNEPIN — Dan Kuhn, Putnam County Clerk and election authority, announced county residents must be registered to be eligible to vote on March 17.
“Any person who is 17 years old by the day of the general primary election on Tuesday, March 17, and 18 years old by the day of the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, may register to vote through Tuesday, Feb. 18,” Kuhn stated.
Kuhn notes that recent state legislation provided by P.A. 98-0051 changed the age requirement for eligibility to vote in the General Primary Election.
Kuhn further notes the following:
• A registered voter who has changed her name by marriage or otherwise must re-register.
• A registered voter who has moved within the county of Putnam must change his or her address.
• A new resident of the county must register in Putnam County in order to vote in Putnam County.
Registration may be made with the Putnam County Clerk at the courthouse in Hennepin or with local deputy registrars. Names of the local deputy registrars in a person’s home area can be obtained by contacting the county clerk’s office in Hennepin at 815-925-7129.
The Putnam County Courthouse is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The county clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon for voter registration only.