Grayson County Clerk Sherry Weedman announced this week that the walk-in absentee voting machine will be available in her office starting this Tuesday for the Nov. 6 General Election.

Registered voters wishing to cast ballots in the upcoming General Election must meet one of a number of criteria in order to cast absentee ballots. Those criteria include but are not limited to being a student out of the county or an expectant mother in her third trimester; disabilities; age; being out of town on Election Day; and work conflicts.

Additionally, Weedman said, the mail-out absentee ballot process is now in progress, and the deadline to return an application request for a mail-out absentee ballot to the Grayson County Clerk's Office will be Oct. 30.

Weedman said that, in the General Election for county offices four years ago, approximately 400 registered voters cast absentee ballots.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, and the County Clerk's Office will close early at 3:30 p.m. on this date for election training.

Grayson County residents wishing to find out if they qualify for an absentee ballot or learn more information about the absentee voting process should contact the County Clerk's Office at 270-259-3201 or 270-259-5295.

The Grayson County Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 10 Public Sq. in Leitchfield.

In other General Election-related announcements, Weedman said that, on General Election Day, the Grayson County Clerk's Office will only conduct business related to the election.

"The licensing and deed room department will be closed, and deputies will be unavailable to assist customers, as they will be helping in the election work," said Weedman, adding that the office will return to normal business on Wednesday, Nov. 7.