Register before April deadline to cast ballot in primary

If you’ve moved since the last time you headed to the polls, you’ve got one month left to update your voter registration in order to cast ballots in May.

The registration deadline to vote in the primary is April 7 and early voting at the Johnson County Courthouse starts the next day. Residents will need to update their registration if they have moved from another state or county to be allowed to vote at all, while people who have moved within the county need to update their address to ensure they get the right ballot on Election Day, Johnson County Clerk Sue Anne Misiniec said.

Voters have several options on how to register, including at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles when updating their driver’s license, online, mail-in applications or a personal visit to the voter registration office in Franklin, voter registration office deputy Reagan Higdon said.

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