It is that time of year to think about the Primary Elections, which will be Tuesday, May 3rd. As I get many questions about where to vote, how to get an absentee ballot, etc., I thought I would put together some information and share it with you.
Currently you may vote early in person at the City-County Building (west side) from now through May 2nd. Their hours are: Weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through April 22nd. Weekdays from April 25th – April 29th will be 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 2nd will be from 8 a.m. – noon. Starting on April 23rd you may vote weekends from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Starting on April 23 – May 1st there will be 8 vote centers set up around Marion County. You may vote at any one of them, but the two closest to us are Pike Library (6525 Zionsville Road – next to Pike High School) and Thatcher Park Community Center (4649 W. Vermont Street – east of Lynhurst between 10th Street and Rockville Road). These will be open starting April 23rd – May 1st. Weekends they are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and April 25th – April 29th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
If you wish to vote absentee you can find the absentee forms here to print off and send in: https://indianavoters.in.gov/MVPHome/PrintDocuments. Also, I have attached an absentee form to this email. Anyone 65 years of age and older may vote absentee, there are other requirements if you are under the age of 65, which are listed on the application. The county must receive your form not later than April 21st, so I would get it in ASAP. Address on on the second page.
Working the Polls:
Are you interesting in working the polls? They are still looking for people to work election day as well as at the early vote centers. High School Students 17 and older may also work, and on Election Day this is an excused absence. Training is required before the election. For more information I recommend contacting:
Republicans – Joel Bragg – firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrats – Dennis Poteet – email@example.com
Hope this information is helpful and everyone will get out and vote.