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Floyd County Auditor talks your voter rights

Floyd County residents can now vote for president – and beyond – anytime from now to November 3rd at 9 p.m. And Floyd County Auditor Gloria Carr wants the area to know their voter rights.

To start, Carr reminds the community that one needs to be registered to vote to actually cast a ballot. One should register to vote at (vote.gov). 

After that, to vote absentee, one should request a ballot at (https://www.floydcoia.org/172/Election-Voter-Registration-Information) before October 24th. 

Carr touches on the basics of voting:

 

Now if all of this is in line, Carr says the general public has some voter rights.

The first being – as long as one is in line to vote before the polls close on election night, they can’t be turned away.

 

Also, if a voter believes they registered to vote, but it isn’t in the system – the voter still has the right to cast a ballot.

 

And a couple other rights are:

  • If a voter makes a mistake on their ballot, they can ask for a new one
  • If the machines are down at a voter’s polling place, they can ask for a paper ballot
  • If a voter runs into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline: English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683 Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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