'Tis the season to vote. Sharp County residents are gearing up and settling in on their decisions as voting nears.
Early voting started Oct. 20 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sharp County Clerk's Office.
Deputy Clerk Tonya Powell said there has been several new voters register this year. "We see more and more register every year," Powell said. As of June 1, 1,070 voters had registered this year.
"Most every poll place will ask for I.D.," Powell said. Powell said a drivers license or photo I.D. is sufficient.
Anyone planning to participate in absentee voting this year will have to fill out an absentee application and get it back into the clerk's office.
Powell said Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 5, polls will be open for early voting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Nov. 4 voting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.