The November general election is a little more than a month away but preparations have already begun.
Mail-in ballots will be sent out on Tuesday. If you want to vote by mail, it’s not too late. All you have to do to request a ballot is call the supervisor of elections office and ask for it to be sent to you.
While ballots go out on Tuesday, they can be returned as soon as you fill them out. Benefits of voting by mail include the leisure of being able to vote from your home and avoiding lines at the poll, as well as the chance to vote at any time you’d like.
While it’s a great convenience, Bay County Supervisor of Elections, Mark Andersen, urges residents to turn in those ballots in a timely fashion if they choose to vote by mail.
“Only vote by mail if you’re going to vote two weeks prior to election day. That would be my guideline. If you’re not voting and returning your vote by mail two weeks prior to election day, then I would not encourage you to do vote by mail,” said Bay Co. Supervisor of Elections, Mark Andersen.
The ballots can be returned at anytime but must be turned in by 7 p.m. on election night in order for your vote to count.