Bad weather would not stop election

A winter storm would not stop an election.

Union County Clerk Bobby Toler Jr. said this week that even if the weather is bad, the primary election set for Tuesday, Feb. 2, will go on as scheduled.

"Bad weather will not close the polls," Toler said.

The county clerk also shared other key information related to the 2010 primary election.

Polling Places Will Be Open

Toler said local emergency services vehicles would be used, if needed, to ensure that all 14 polling places in Union County are open on Election Day.

The county clerk said that local voters may want to keep an eye on the weather.

If it appears that bad weather could keep them from the polls on Tuesday, voters might want to consider voting absentee ahead of time.

As of Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service forecast office in Paducah was indicating that partly sunny conditions with a high temperature around 40 degrees are possible for Feb. 2.

In other news related to the election:

Absentee Ballots

Toler said Thursday, today, is the final day for his office to mail out absentee ballots.

Open Saturday

The county clerk's office is scheduled to be open Saturday for absentee voting. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

The county clerk's office is located on the first floor at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Absentee Voting

Monday, Feb. 1, is the last day to cast absentee ballots in person at the county clerk's office.

After You Vote

The county clerk encouraged voters to look on both sides of their ballots on Tuesday.

Nonpartisan Ballots

Nonpartisan ballots will be available at the polling places. They will allow voters to cast ballots in three local tax referendums without having to vote in the Democrat and Republican party primaries.

Many Ballot Styles

The county clerk noted there will be many ballot styles in next week's election.

He said that if a voter happens to notice that she or he has not received the right ballot, then it should be returned to an election judge before it is put in the voting tabulator.

Results on Internet

Union County election results will be posted on the Internet.

The results will be posted at <a href="http://platinumelection.com">platinumelection.com</a> and <a href="http://ajinternet.net">ajinternet.net</a>.


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