2018 Elections

Are You Ready to Vote?

After nearly a year of campaigns, the general election is right around the corner. Polls will be open Nov. 6 for voters to choose people to represent them from the statehouse to the courthouse.

Up for grabs is the governor’s office, legislative seats, judicial positions and county offices, to name a few.

If you want to vote in these races, important deadlines are looming:

Oct. 22 is the deadline to register to vote.

Nov. 1 is the last day to apply to vote by absentee ballot.

Nov. 5 is the last day to deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.

Nov. 6 is election day. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the state.

If you need to register to vote, you can apply online through the Secretary of State’s Office or print an application to be mailed to your county Board of Registrars. You also may call 800-274-8683 to have an application mailed to you or apply in person through your Board of Registrars.

If you’re in doubt about whether you’re registered to vote, you can check your status through another SOS web page or call your county’s Board of Registrars. In Jefferson County, the board’s office is in the courthouse downtown and can be reached at 325-5550.