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Wednesday final day of voter registration

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Vince Buck of Saline County Farm Bureau (second from left) visits with county commissioners Norvelle Brown (left), Monte Fenner (third from left) and Tom Stallings (right) to show the bureau's support of the use-tax, which will be on November's ballot.
(Sarah Reed/Democrat-News)
The final day to register to vote for the November elections is Wednesday, Oct. 10, according to Saline County Clerk Debbie Russell.

During a regular county commission meeting Wednesday morning, Russell provided updates on registration and office hours. Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed or faxed.

"That's really cutting it pretty short, because we're dependent on the mail to get it back," she said.

The clerk's office will be open on two Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate absentee voters.

"I hope everybody will take advantage of (the) opportunity," Russell continued.

One issue on the ballot is the use-tax, for which commissioners have been heavily educating service groups and organizations of their position. Vince Buck of Saline County Farm Bureau attended the morning meeting to state the company is in favor of the use-tax.

"Saline County Farm Bureau supports the tax as we see it as not a new tax, but a tax that keeps us on a level playing field with everyone else," Buck said.

Other business discussed included that of a county right-of-way that may be encroaching onto property of Christ Lutheran Church on Route EE. The church has requested the county abandon part of the right-of-way so that land can be included in the church's cemetery.

"We've taken that under (legal) advisement," said Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner.

The commission's next regular meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.

Contact Sarah Reed at
sreed@marshallnews.com



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