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Everything You Need To Know To Vote In Indiana's Primary

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Michael Conroy
Indiana voters cast their ballots in 2018.

After being postponed from May 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Indiana's primary takes place Tuesday with in-person voting. 

If you wish to vote by mail, you had to have requested a ballot by May 21. The Dearborn County Board of Elections says it is complying with all CDC recommendations and guidelines to minimize public health risks during in-person voting for both voters and those working as election workers.

When Polls Are Open And What Do I Need To Vote?

Polls open in all counties at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

To vote in person, you need a government-issued photo ID with an expiration date that is either current or expired after the date of the last general election on November 8, 2016.

Where Can I Vote?

Registered voters can cast their ballots at any one of the below 10 polling places: 

  • Dillsboro Civic Center – 9824 Central Avenue, Dillsboro
  • First Baptist Church of Aurora – 6060 Blair Dr., Aurora
  • Agner Hall – 145 Speedway Dr., Lawrenceburg
  • Tanner Valley Methodist Church – 19235 State Route One, Lawrenceburg
  • Hidden Valley Lake POA – 19303 Schmarr Dr., Lawrenceburg
  • Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church – 25365 Stateline Rd., Lawrenceburg
  • St. John Catholic Church – 25743 State Route One, Dover
  • St. Martin Catholic Church – 8044 Yorkridge Rd., Guilford
  • Manchester Firehouse – 7893 State Route 48, Aurora
  • Moores Hill Senior Center – 16610 N. Broadway St., Moores Hill

Visit the Dearborn County Board of Elections website to find the polling location nearest you.

What's On The Ballot?

A host of  county seats, are on  the ballot in Dearborn County including convention delegates and a Democratic candidate for governor who will oppose current Republican Governor Eric Holcomb in the fall, who is running unopposed. Also on the ballot are both Democratic and Republican candidates for president.

Indiana runs an open primary system, which means when you vote, you can request either a Democratic or a Republican ballot. 

See a sample ballot here

What Precautions Are Polling Places Taking To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19?

The Secretary of State's office has procured personal protection equipment (PPE) for all counties including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies for the voting equipment, the BOE says on its website

What Else Should I Know? 

Dearborn County recently purchased new voting machines. Video is available of how these new voting machines work

Jennifer Merritt brings 20 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU.