Advanced voting to be offered at county fair

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By NewsCow staff
July 31, 2008 - 11:02:43 am

Registered voters who visit the Cowley County Fair will have the opportunity to cast an advance ballot in the primary election, an election official said Thursday.

State voting guidelines have been relaxed to allow what is known as satellite advanced voting, deputy Cowley County Clerk Patty VanEtten said. That option will be offered from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Friday and Saturday in Building 4 at the fair.

Election staffers will be on site with a laptop computer that will allow access to the voter registration system. Once a person is determined to be an eligible voter they will be directed to one of two electronic voting machines to cast a ballot.

Anyone eligible to vote is welcome to cast an advanced ballot and avoid the primary rush Tuesday, VanEtten said.

"This is our first time doing it, so we'll see how it goes," she said.

First time and newly registered voters should bring identification.

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