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Requests for absentee ballots being accepted

October 16, 2019
With the Nov. 5 election for towns in Crawford, Harrison and Floyd approaching, voters in those communities may request an absentee ballot or, in some cases, vote early in person.

Residents of the town of Palmyra may request an absentee ballot be sent to them by mail at any time now, according to Harrison County Clerk Sherry Brown.

In-person early voting in Harrison County began Oct. 8 and will continue through Oct. 31. The Harrison County Court House Election Room will be open for voters from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

"These hours are very abbreviated compared to General Election years, which is permissible in town election years due to the much smaller voter turnout," Brown said. "There will be no late evening or Saturday voting hours available this year."

For those town residents of Palmyra who are unable to vote on Election Day, Nov. 5, or are unable to go to the courthouse during in-person early voting, a ballot may be mailed upon receipt of a completed application. Completed applications can be mailed to: Clerk's Office, 300 N. Capitol Ave., Corydon, IN 47112. Or, they can be scanned and emailed to vote@harri


There is one contested race for Palmyra. Incumbents Christall F. Ingle, a Democrat, and Virginia (Jenny) Kirkham, an Independent, and three Republicans — Wyman Lee Childers, Heather Hug and Debra Sue Ray — are seeking the three council seats.

In Crawford County, voters must return absentee ballots by Thursday, Oct. 24, according to Clerk Lisa Stephenson-Holzbog. A postmark of that date will not count; the ballot must be received by that date.

Early voting in Crawford County will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the clerk's office at the Judicial Complex in English.

There are two contested races in Milltown. Four people are vying for three seats: incumbents Anna Jean Melton and Jerry Monroe Garrett, both Republicans, and Jerry Lee Mackey, a Democrat, as well as Republican Justin Curtis Barnes.

Clerk-treasurer candidates are Donna Carol Cox, a Democrat who currently serves in the position, and Alicia Lutz, a Republican.

At Leavenworth, there are also four people competing for three open seats: incumbents Herschel Glenn Smith II and Reginald Whitney Timberlake, both Republicans, along with Republican Matthew Wyatt Hollcroft and Democrat Lucy Veltman.

For the clerk-treasurer's position, Libertarian Cynthia Christine Kemp, the incumbent, faces Republican Samantha Ann Lahue.

At Marengo, the only race is for town council. Incumbents Eddie Wetzel, a Democrat, and Jerry L. Hanger Jr. and Michael William Haverstock, both Republicans, are joined on the ballot by Democrat Glen Laws.

In Georgetown, there are two races for town council seats. In District 1, incumbent Everett Pullen, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Gary L. Smith, while, in District 3, Republican Ben Stocksdale and Democrat Michelle (Shelly) Trent are vying for that seat.

For information about voting in the Georgetown election, call the Floyd County Clerk's office at 812-948-5411.

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