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Shelby County absentee voting numbers setting records

Record voting is being recorded all over the country.  In some places, voters waiting hours to vote early and the large numbers also showing in requests for absentee ballots.


Jeff Sponsel spoke with GIANT fm News Friday going into a weekend when the Shelby County Fairgrounds was set to open for the first of two Saturday’s of voting.



Sponsel on numbers and reminders regarding absentee balloting by mail.



We’ve had polarizing elections before.  But Covid is an entirely new factor.  So, does that mean voting on Election Day itself will also be high.


And a reminder, voting centers will be utilized by Shelby County this year.



Absentee voting continues in the lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse through Friday during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 


The Courthouse will also be open for voting Monday, November 2, from 8:00 am to noon. 


On Saturday, October 31, there will also be voting at the Family Arts Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 


Anyone wishing to vote at the Courthouse should use the west entrance off the parking lot.  Absentee voting will be conducted on the first floor of the Courthouse.


Any questions regarding the General Election to be held November 3, 2020, the public can call the Voter Registration Office at 317-392-6324.