Registration ends Tuesday

By Maura Wery

For those in Riley County who still need to register to vote, time is running low. The deadline is Tuesday.

County clerk Rich Vargo said registration can be done by coming to the county clerk’s office and filling out a form. Those who would like to use a more tech-friendly option can download forms online, although Vargo said that would not save a trip to the clerk’s office.

“You have to sign the form at the bottom,” Vargo said. “So you can print it out, bring it in and sign it.”

The next important date is Wednesday’s start of advance voting by mail. “Once you get the ballot, you fill it out in the comfort of your own home, put it in an envelope and send it back to the office,” Vargo explained.

In-person advance voting begins Oct. 23 at the county clerk’s office and at the K-State Union. The clerk’s office location will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Union location will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vargo encourages advance voting as a hedge against weather or other things that might pop up.

“You never know what the weather might do on Election Day,” Vargo said. “You can also skip the lines at the polls.”

He urged the public to check out the sample ballots, available at the clerk’s office and on the Riley County website, to see the candidates and the questions for the Nov. 6 general election.

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