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Absentee ballots available for Columbus primary


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Absentee ballots for the May 5 primary election in Columbus now are available at the city registrar''s office in City Hall, located at 523 Main St. 


In addition to normal business hours -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays -- the registrar''s office will be open Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting and on May 2 from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting and voter registration for the June 2 general election. 


Voters must be registered by May 2 to participate in the general election. 


The deadline for voting -- in the primary election -- by absentee ballot in the registrar''s office is May 2 at noon. 


Absentee ballots mailed to electors must be returned by mail and received by 5 p.m. May 4 to be counted in the primary election. 


For more information, contact the registrar''s office at 662-328-2381. 


The municipal election primary will be held May 5; if a runoff election is necessary, it will be held May 19. 


The general election is June 2; those elected will be sworn into office July 6 and will serve until 2013.




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