What You Need To Know On Election Day

Posted On May 03, 2016

By Mike Perleberg 


(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Finally, Hoosiers get to have their say in the races for president – and this time the will of Indiana voters may mean something.

Indiana’s Republican and Democratic primary elections happen Tuesday. Voter turnout today is expected to be among the strongest ever in an Indiana presidential primary.

In fact, the turnout for early voting has already shattered records. The Indiana Secretary of State’s Election Division said that more than 270,000 people statewide cast early ballots, nearly 50 percent more than the state’s previous record for early voting in 2008.

Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. local time Tuesday. You can find your polling place and your voter registration status at www.IndianaVoters.com or on the Indiana Voters app.

Here are some reminders of what Hoosier voters should know before going to the polls.

-You cannot bring election materials inside a polling location.

-You cannot wear items into a polling location supporting or opposing a candidate or issue.

-You cannot comment on another voter’s support of a candidate or issue inside of a polling location.

-You are required to bring a photo ID.

-This is a Primary Election so voters will have to choose a Democrat or Republican ballot. Indiana has an open primary; voters are not bound to choose one ballot or the other.

– To file a complaint or report an issue, voters may call 1-866-IN1-VOTE (1-866-461-8683). Secretary of State staff are on hand 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Eagle Country 99.3 will be bringing you live, local election results Tuesday night. Our coverage will start at 7:00 and include reports at the top and bottom of the hour until 9:00. We’ll be focusing on county-level primaries in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.

You can also find local election news and returns tonight on our Indiana Votes 2016 page.