Should you vote absentee in Aug. 7 primary?

Saturday is the last day to request to vote absentee in the Aug. 7 primary election.

Due to unpredictable mandates and travel times between work and home, MCO recommends members consider voting absentee if possible.

Download and print an application for absentee voting at the Secretary of State website. You must return the application to city clerk’s office before 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s a good idea to call your city clerk and confirm their hours today and Saturday to ensure your application is accepted. The clerk will verify your application and give you a ballot, which you must complete and return to the clerk by 8 p.m. on election day. We recommend reviewing the ballot on the spot and returning it to the clerk so you don’t have to find time to make a return trip.

If you have not yet registered to vote, you cannot receive an absentee ballot for the August primary but you still have time to register to vote in the November general election. To register or update your voter information file, go to the SoS website for instructions on what you must do.

As state employees the next governor will have a major impact on future safety and security. Ensure your voice is heard and vote on Tuesday, August 7.

MCO is preparing an endorsement guide for the November general election. Look for it later this month.