Election day is just a week from today.  The June Primary, along with locally the joint Madison City Commission and Madison Central School Board election, is Tuesday, June 2nd. 

All registered voters in the state got an absentee ballot request in the mail for next week’s election, and thousands of voters have taken advantage of this option for voting.  

In Lake County, Auditor Bobbi Janke reports that her office has received 1624 requests for absentee ballots so far, with 86 of the voters voting in the office.  She said that 1106 ballots have been returned.  

Secretary of State Steve Barnett says it is hard to estimate the turnout for next week’s primary election though based on the absentee requests.  

Barnett says voters still have several options to cast ballots for next Tuesday’s election.

Barnett says voters voting absentee need to make sure to give themselves enough mailing time to get their ballots returned to their county auditor’s offices.  He says completed absentee ballots can also be dropped off at the auditor’s office if necessary.  

Along with the statewide primary elections, Lake County Republicans are also voting on Lake County Commission candidates who will move on to the general election in November.  City of Madison voters are voting on two city commissioners, and Madison Central School Board voters will elect two school board members in Tuesday’s election.  Polls will be open next Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

More information on the election can be found by clicking on the 2020 Election Information page.

(Thanks in part, WNAX)