Registrations up for voters

Published 1:28 pm Monday, October 27, 2008

By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
With the general election just around the corner, people behind the scenes are very busy.
Michael Watson, along with Odessa Williams and Mary McClelland, work in the registrar's office. They and the employees in the Escambia County Clerk's office are working to see that everyone who wants to vote in the Nov. 4, election can do so.
According to Ken Taylor, the Escambia County clerk, their office has also been very busy.
If someone has registered to vote in the general election, they still have a few more days to file an absentee ballot, Taylor said. Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. is the deadline to get them in to the clerk's office. No one is allowed to bring in an application for another person, and no one is allowed to receive or return a ballot for another person, not even a relative. In the event of a medical or business emergency, the deadline to apply will be no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3.
Ballots must be returned in person to the clerk's office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, or if mailed, no later than noon on election day.