A couple of important dates are coming up for voters in Jefferson County next week. The deadline to register to vote or change address for the November General Election is Monday, Oct. 7, and voters who are registered can begin early voting Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Voters needing to register or change their address after moving can do so at indianavoters.in.gov or at the county’s Voter Registration Office on the second floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse.

It is also a good idea for voters who have not participated in a recent election to confirm their eligibility since the state’s first voter purge since 2015 took place this summer.

Voters wishing to cast their ballot early do not need a reason. Every registered voter can vote early, and voting will take place at the Voter Registration Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There will be several other opportunities to vote early, including two Saturdays and at two satellite voting locations.

The Voter Registration Office will be open for early voting 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 2.

Satellite voting locations also will be open at the Jefferson County Health Department from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 25, as well as at the Hanover Park Building from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Nov. 1. Any voter from Madison or Hanover can vote at either location.

Voters who want to vote by mail should visit or call the Voter Registration Office at 812-265-8926 or file an application online at indianavoters.in.gov

The Voter Registration Office started sending out vote-by-mail ballots the week of Sept. 16 and 161 ballots have been mailed as of Oct. 1, with 155 of those already returned.

The last day for the Voter Registration Office to accept an application for a mail-in ballot is Thursday, Oct. 25, and ballots must be returned to the office by Monday, Nov. 4 to be counted.

Anyone interested in working as a poll worker in the upcoming election should call the Voter Registration Office at 812-265-8926.