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SALYERSVILLE – With the Magoffin County General Election almost a month away, now is the time to make sure you are ready to vote.

Tuesday, October 11 is the last day to register to vote for the general election. You can register or make changes to your registration (address changes, party changes, etc.) by contacting the Magoffin County Court Clerk’s office or going to

Absentee mail-in ballots are available now and can also be requested from the clerk’s office or online, with the online mail-in absentee request portal closing on October 25 at 11:59 p.m. A voter or their legally authorized agent may submit a notarized paper application for an absentee ballot because of a medical emergency from October 25 through November 8, the day of the election.

In-person absentee voting will be conducted in the county clerk’s office or other place designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections from Thursday, November 3 through Saturday, November 5, according to the 2022 Kentucky Election Calendar.

If you receive an absentee ballot because you believe you will be out of the county on Election Day, but find out later that you will be in the county and have not voted the absentee ballot by November 1, you are to cancel your ballot and return it to the county clerk’s office no later than 7 days before the election, with state law dictating that “such voter shall vote in person.”

Sample ballots will be printed in the SI closer to the election, but the full candidate list can be found on our SI Readers’ Poll, seen on page B6 of this week’s paper. Those ballots will be accepted at the SI office and tallied each week, with results printed the following week now until the election.

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