Voting Machines Are Ready For Election In Lawrence County

(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County Election board tested the voting machines and checked the ballots for the upcoming general election on Thursday afternoon.

Lawrence County Clerk Billie Tumey tests a voting machine Thursday afternoon

There were no issues found during the testing which was open to the public.

To date, there have been a total of 2,872 absentee ballots sent out, with 1,448 of those ballots turned back in so far in the upcoming General Election.

“Voters cannot turn in an¬†unvoted ballot during early voting and opt to vote on a machine; that can only be done on Election Day. In other words, if a voter has requested an absentee ballot by mail and wants to vote on a machine, they may only turn that unvoted ballot in on Election Day at a vote center.” said Billie Tumey. “You can not turn absentee ballots in person at early voting locations.”

Don Roberston, Lawrence County Election board, and Michael Yaggi of Micro Vote start a tally sheet of a voting machine Thursday to make sure it was working properly.

Any questions regarding any the election can be answered by calling the voter registration office at 812-277-2036.

The deadline to register to vote is October 5th.

Early voting begins on October 6th through November 2nd from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (until noon on November 2nd) at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza at 916 16th Street in Bedford.

Early Saturday voting will be conducted October 24th – October 31st from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza and Mitchell Community Center at 101 Tom Green Drive, in Mitchell.