Tuesday is deadline to register to vote

Published: Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM EST
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People waiting in line at the polls on Monday.
People waiting in line at the polls on Monday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We are closing in on Decision 2012. On November 6, voters will head to the polls. The deadline to register to vote is October 9. In Jefferson County, the Clerk's Office is anticipating 70% of registered voters will show up.

Many aren't wasting any time to make their vote count. Outside the Jefferson County Clerk's Office on Monday there was a small line of absentee voters.

"It's our most important right that we have as us citizens, I didn't want a little thing like surgery to get in my way," said voter Susan Chaplin.

To vote early in Jefferson County, you must meet one of 11 requirements that will keep you from voting in person on November 6.
"Most folks want to know where they are going to be, how to get there, who is going to be on their ballot, and those things can be done now," said Nore Ghibaudy of the Clerk's Office.

If you plan to vote in Jefferson County, an estimated 16,000 people in the county will vote somewhere different this year. Because of that you'll want to check the mailbox, before November 6.
"We will actually send out two weeks before the elections postcards to those households, notifying them of their precinct location where they need to go," said Ghibaudy. "If they log onto the site, it will tell them what that location is map to the location it's very convenient."

On election day, there will be 270 different ballots in Jefferson County. With various races, you can also take a look at your ballot to see who the candidates are.

For more information on voting in Jefferson County click here.

For information on voting in Indiana click here.

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