Absentee ballots top 1,800 for election thus far in county
It is only going to get busier for the staff at the Henry County Auditor’s Office as the election approaches.
Andrea Cook, a clerk in the audtior’s office, said Monday’s traffic “was pretty steady” but with just one week remaining until the Nov. 2 general election, chances are traffic may become hectic instead of steady.
As of Monday noon, the office had received requests for 1,808 absentee ballots, a figure Cook said was “large for a non-presidential election.” In the last non-presidential election (2006), the office received requests for approximately 1,800 absentee ballots.
While this year’s number of requests will not top that of the 2010 election (3,780 requests), it is a certainty the figure will break the 2,000 barrier.
For more on this story, see the October 27 issue of the Mt. Pleasant News.