Putnam County Clerk Dan Kuhn (“Coon”) says his office has received about a thousand requests for mail-in ballots for the November 3election. And, according to an article by Shaw Media's Kim Shute, Kuhn says about 200 people have voted early. This has prompted the Putnam County Board to talk about buying drop boxes for future elections and payments for services and bills. Due to the nearly-one-thousand-dollar cost for each drop box, according to Shute, the county might buy them with non-taxpayer money.
And county treasurer Kevin Kunkle reported the county is in a better financial than it has been, despite sales-tax declines since the pandemic started.