Voter registration deadlines approaching
Eligible Douglas County residents must register by Oct. 18 to vote in the Nov. 2 general election.
The Douglas County Clerk's office will be open until 9 p.m. Oct. 14, 15 and 18 for those still needing to register to vote. The office is at 1100 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence. Residents may also register to vote by mail by sending applications, available online at www.douglas-county.com, to Douglas County Elections Office, 1100 Massachusetts St., Lawrence 66044.
Douglas County residents have two options to vote in advance. To vote in advance in person, voters can go to the election office after Wednesday. The office has regular office hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for election day, Nov. 2, when the office closes at noon.
To vote in advance by mail, residents must mail an advance voting application, also available online at www.douglas-county.com, to Douglas County Election Office, 1100 Massachusetts St., Lawrence 66044.
To access voting forms on the county's Web site, go to www.douglas-county.com and click on the department's link. Go to the "clerk" heading and click on the elections' division.
The Web site also offers a candidate fact sheet and a registry where residents can see whether they are registered.
For more information about registering to vote, call the voting and elections division of the Douglas County Clerk's office at 832-5147.