Knox County encourages absentee voting during Covid-19 pandemic


KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – As May’s primary approaches the state, Knox County officials are encouraging potential voters to mail in their ballots and avoid the crowd. This, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

County Clerk Dave Shelton says that anyone with pre-exisiting health conditions, an advanced age or concern about their personal health can call his office and request an absentee ballot.

Knox County absentee ballots have increased by 10% since the initiative began just, two days prior to our interview with Shelton.

Shelton says that those planning on voting in person are still welcome on election day, and that poll operators will be trained on properly disinfecting polling places.

Any Knox County voter that wants to request an absentee ballot can do so through Shelton’s office. That number is 812-895-4927.

Voters will have until April 23 to mail in their ballots.

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