Local early voting sets all-time record; pandemic prompts opening of emergency voting site for Nov. 3

With Election Day now just hours away on Nov. 3, there is some important last-minute information available for Hardin County voters planning to vote on Tuesday.
First, voters are reminded that voting will generally not be conducted at the Hardin County Courthouse, but at each person’s respective precinct polling place.
However, the Hardin County Election Commission has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its office at the county courthouse will serve as an emergency voting site for anyone with coronavirus-like symptoms, diagnosed with COVID-19, or currently in quarantine.
The main office is at 465 Main St. and will be open the same hours as all other Election Day polling precincts, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Administrator of Elections Jeanette Cronise said anyone needing to vote using the emergency location should not walk into the courthouse, but should first call the office at 731-925-3375.
Office staff will then verify your voter information and advise you of the process on the phone.
Monday afternoon, following the end of early voting on Oct. 29, Cronise said 46.3% of all registered voters in Hardin County had cast ballots through either early or absentee-by mail voting.
Cronise added that the 7,634 early and absentee-by mail votes cast so far have set an all-time voter participation record in Hardin County.

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