Absentee-in-person voting was supposed to be available at 8 a.m. Friday at the Jennings County Courthouse.
The Jennings County Election Board will be looking into a complaint filed last week by Clerk candidate Amy Thompson who is alleging that her opponent in the 2018 election is in violation of the Hatch Act.
An open house for the Potter's House will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Located at 502 Fourth Street, the facility is operated by the Pavilion Churches of Jennings County. The Potter's is a "recovery house" or halfway house that can hold up to 12 men. Its mission is to assist men who want to turn around their lives by helping them to recover from substance abuse and addiction issues and to find jobs.
In a separate election controversy, Jennings County Clerk Mary Kilgore shows the 15 absentee ballot applications returned to her office that are invalid. The state Democratic Party mistakenly sent out the applications without the proper language on how to turn in the form; thus, all such applications have been deemed defective. If you filled out one of these requests sent out by the state party, contact the local Election Office at 812-352-3080 to obtain information on correcting the form so you can vote absentee.-Staff Photo by Barbara King