MARQUETTE COUNTY — The 2020 election cycle is in full swing with the Iowa Caucuses taking place last week. Locally, the City of Marquette Clerk’s Office is partnering with the Marquette Senior Center to get the community informed and prepared to vote.
On Thursday, February 13, a voter information forum will be held at the Senior Center. The forum is open to people of all ages who want to learn about voter registration, obtaining an absentee ballot, or the election process in general.
Deputy City Clerk Kyle Whitney says that one of the reasons for this forum is changes to absentee voting laws since the last election cycle. The City Clerk’s Office wants everyone to have the most up-to-date information when it comes to exercising their right to vote in 2020.
“There were a handful of state laws that changed in November of 2018 with absentee voting, such as shortening the deadline for registering to vote,” said Whitney. “We’ve gotten a lot of questions from people who want to know the specifics of the new absentee voting regulations and how they can navigate that process more easily. And it has become simpler, but this kind of gets us on the ground with those people ahead of the election.”
The voter information forum will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The presidential primary is coming up on March 10th, so anyone looking to get registered this year or to apply for an absentee ballot is encouraged to attend. More information can be found here.