The November General Election is drawing near. According to Fulton County Clerk Vicki Bishop the last day to register to vote is Oct. 6. Absentee voting started Sept. 30 and early voting begins Oct. 20. Izard County has the same voting dates.
The deadline is Nov. 3 at noon for those who are voting absentee both by mail and in person at the clerk's office.
Those who want to register to vote can stop by the clerk's office in the courthouse in Salem (Fulton County residents) and Melbourne (Izard County residents). Office hours for Fulton County are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. after Oct. 20 for Izard County. Voters must have proof of identity when they vote at the polls.