Switzerland County Will Use Traveling Vote Centers Again
By Mike Perleberg
(Switzerland County, Ind.) – Switzerland County voters will again be able to take advantage of traveling vote centers leading up to Election Day.
The Indiana Secretary of State’s office has allowed Switzerland County to offer the vote centers that appear at locations across the county over several days. Any registered Switzerland County voter is permitted to vote any one vote center stop, regardless of whether the vote center is operating in their township or town of residence.
Indiana’s Secretary of State Office introduced the vote center idea to several counties, including Switzerland, 2012. The reasoning is that consolidating multiple precincts into a single location so counties save on costs associated with hiring poll workers and purchasing voting machines and supplies. The vote centers may also provide convenience for residents with busy schedules.
Here is the traveling vote center schedule:
Thursday, October 27, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Moorefield Fire Department
Friday, October 28, 2:00 until 6: 00 p.m. at Moorefield Fire Department
Saturday, October 29, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at East Enterprise Fire Department
Monday, October 31, 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at East Enterprise Fire Department
Tuesday, November 1, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Patriot Town Hall
Wednesday, November 2, 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Patriot Town Hall
Thursday, November 3, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Florence Fire Department
Friday, November 4, 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Florence Fire Department
Saturday, November 5, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Switzerland County TEC Center in Vevay
Monday, November 7, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Switzerland County TEC Center in Vevay
On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, the only voting precinct in Switzerland County will be at the TEC Center on Seminary Street in Vevay.
Early voting will also be available at the Switzerland County Courthouse starting October 12 through November 4. Voting hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Thursdays will be 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. Early voting at the courthouse on Monday, November 7 will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
If you need to register to vote in Indiana or are not sure of your voter registration status, visit www.IndianaVoters.com. Indiana’s voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 11.