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      Election Day is fast approaching

      Election Day is fast approaching, and tips are being offered if you're planning to vote absentee.

      Voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee: Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction in which you are registered, Employment as an election authority, or Incapacity due to illness or physical disability. Voters who plan to cast an absentee ballot can register at the Adair County Courthouse in Kirksville. Registration forms are available at the courthouse, and a form of personal identification is required to apply. Those who are voting will be choosing city councilmen and school board members.

      "It's always a good idea to come out to vote. You should know the issues of your county, the municipal election is very very important because it involves us here locally," said Sandy Collop, Adair County Clerk.

      The municipal election takes place on Tuesday, April 8th. Polling locations will be located at Truman State University, at a number of churches in the area, and at other locations.