It’s Election Day In Indiana, Ohio
By Mike Perleberg
Polls in Indiana are open until 6:00 p.m. In Ohio, they stay open until 7:30.
Hoosier voters must have a state or federal government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license. Free photo ID cards are available at any Indiana BMV branch, which are open today until 6:00.
There are a number of southeast Indiana races worth keeping an eye on Tuesday.
FIND A LIST OF LOCAL RACES, RESULTS, AND ELECTION NEWS ON EAGLE 99.3’S INDIANA VOTES 2014 PAGE. EAGLE 99.3 WILL AIR LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE OF SOUTHEAST INDIANA RACES STARTING AT 7:00 P.M. TUESDAY.
Three Democrats are seeking the party nomination in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. Rising Sun attorney Lane Siekman looks for the nod over Susan Hall Heitzman and Corinne Nicole Westerfeld. The winner will take on incumbent Republican Congressman Luke Messer in November. He is running uncontested in the primary.
For Indiana Senate District 43, three Republicans want the nomination to succeed retiring State Senator Johnny Nugent (R-Lawrenceburg). They are Perfect North Slopes owner Chip Perfect, Ripley County’s Bill McDonald, and 27-year-old Columbus teacher Mark Schneider. The Republican winner will face Dearborn County’s Rudy Howard – uncontested in the Democrat primary – in November.
A number of county-level races are happening Tuesday, with sheriff’s highlighting the local ballots. Three Republicans want to be Franklin County sheriff. In Ripley County, there are three Republicans running against each other, and also two Democrats facing off for the right to run in November. In Ohio County, there are also three Republicans running for sheriff today. Switzerland County voters will choose between incumbent Sheriff Roy Leap or challenger Nathan Hughes on the Democrat ticket, while Republicans Sam Girod and Robert Stockmeier seek the GOP nod.
In Ohio, both Republican and Democrat voters in Hamilton County will decide on a tax levy to fund community mental health and developmental disabilities programs.
Eagle 99.3 will have full local election results from across southeast Indiana on election night. Our coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. Local results will also be posted on our Indiana Votes 2014 page.