Absentee Voting Begins In Indiana
By Mike Perleberg
(Undated) – The primary election in Indiana does not happen until May 6th, but Hoosiers are welcome to cast their ballot early.
In the last election in 2012, more than 120,000 Hoosiers voted by absentee ballot. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says absentee voting began Tuesday, April 8 and will continue until Monday, May 5 at noon.
Many county clerk’s offices are hosting in-person absentee voting for registered voters during regular office hours. Just as is required on Election Day, voters must present a valid government-issued photo identification such as a drivers license or ID card.
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Sixteen Indiana counties are using travelling vote centers, which are set up at various locations in participating counties on different dates during the absentee voting period. Switzerland County is the only southeast Indiana county currently utilizing the voting center concept.
“No excuse absentee voting and vote centers are giving Hoosiers more options when casting their ballots and many are taking advantage of the opportunity,” said Secretary Lawson.
Voters can also request an absentee ballot by mail before Monday, April 28 at their county clerk’s office or online at www.IndianaVoters.com.