18 polling places to be opened for general election

County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson offered thanks to everyone who worked in this year's elections. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Eighteen polling places will be open in Sheridan County on this year’s general election day, Nov. 3.

Sheridan County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson said that’s four more than were open for the August primary election.

Thompson said Friday was the first day of absentee voting.

She said early voting, when voters can cast their ballots in the election office at the county courthouse, will start on Oct. 19. Voters can cast their ballots in person at the courthouse up to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, and ballots will be counted if they are returned to Thompson’s office or the courthouse drop box by 7 p.m. on election day.

Thompson said she anticipates keeping COVID-19 safety measures the same at the polls on election day.

She said voters can choose to wear personal protective equipment if they choose, but that won’t be required.

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