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Register to vote by Monday

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

If you are planning to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election and are not registered, you have until 4:30 p.m. Monday to register at the Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office in Bronson.

Supervisor Connie Asbell said if you plan on mailing in your registration, it must be postmarked no later than Oct. 6 to be valid.

Asbell, who said interest is high in the elections, says over 3,000 county voters have requested absentee ballots. She also said that due to the length of the ballot for other offices and constitutional amendments it will cost 56 cents to mail the ballot back, unlike the 42 cents for the primary ballot.

The last day to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 29, but voters can pick up an absentee ballot at her office after that. All the absentee ballots must be returned to her office by 7 p.m. on election day.

She said early voting, which takes place at her office next to the County Courthouse will begin at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and close at 4:30 on Nov. 1.

Asbell said the rules have changed since the last presidential election on the identification that can be used to vote.

Any identification to be used must have a picture of the person and/or the person's signature.

If you use a driver license Asbell said the address does not have to match your current registered address. She said she can understand if someone moves in the county they would change their precinct registration - which is free - but would hold off on paying for a new driver's license until the old one expires.

Other forms of identification which will be accepted include:

U.S. Passport

State ID Card

Debit or credit card

Military ID

Student ID

Retirement ID

Neighborhood Association Membership

Public Assistance Card