Local voting is next week and there is a lot to think about. Many of you, of necessity, can only vote absenteand as we get older and/or perhaps are now housebound, following through becomes harder.
I called the County Clerk's office this week and was given the procedure for becoming a permanent absentee voter. At this point, in this voting cycle, getting on the permanent absentee list is not possible since it is all handled via mail. Time has simply run out for the back and forth that mailing involves. However, you can change your voting status between now and the next voting cycle in August 2018.
To get on the Permanent Absentee Voter List, call the County Clerk's office at (573) 333-4203 and ask for a Permanent Absentee application. The application will be mailed to you. Once you have filled it out, mail it back to the Clerk's office in the postage paid envelope that will be enclosed. From there-on, an absentee ballot will be sent to you. Fill out the ballot and mail it back during the designation dates being sure that you mail it back in time for it to be received and counted. Absentee voting for the August election cycle is June 26th - August 6th.
For the current voting cycle, the Clerk's office is opened daily until 5 p.m. The office is closed between 12 noon and 1 p.m. On Saturday, March 31st, they will be opened from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
And now, just as a follow-up, many of you have been asking how my knee injury from December is doing. I'm happy to say that it is much improved however, I doubt if it will ever be quite up to snuff again. Life with arthritis and weakened ligaments is my new cross to bear, so it is what it is. I have my ups and downs (but hopefully never so literally again) but my cane is my new best friend. Now, if I could just find a really cool looking cane.
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