A month-long voter drive, designed to register those who struggle to get to the polls in Harvey County, has been successful according to county clerk Joyce Truskett.
“We have had a really good response,” Truskett said.
Truskett chose to make the December push because some voter registration rules will change. When, and how often, a voter will have to show identification changes Jan. 1
This month her office has been promoting “permanent advanced” status — voters who have filled out a permanent advanced form will receive ballots by mail.
She has received a little help this month in getting those who struggle to get to the polls on the permanent advanced rolls.
“We have always had good workers in the care homes who have helped us,” Truskett said. “The senior centers have helped us, and they have been awesome to work through.”
Applications for permanent advance status are available at the courthouse, 800 N. Main St., and at the Newton Area Senior Center at 122 E. Sixth St.