Early primary voting starts Tuesday, April 10

Huntington County Clerk Kittie Keiffer looks over an application for an absentee voter ballot in the Huntington County Courthouse on Monday, April 2. The clerk’s office is currently accepting applications for absentee ballots. The office is also gearing up for early voting, which starts Tuesday, April 10. The courthouse, one of four early voting locations in the county, will be open for early voting every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 4.
Huntington County Clerk Kittie Keiffer looks over an application for an absentee voter ballot in the Huntington County Courthouse on Monday, April 2. The clerk’s office is currently accepting applications for absentee ballots. The office is also gearing up for early voting, which starts Tuesday, April 10. The courthouse, one of four early voting locations in the county, will be open for early voting every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 4. Photo by Steve Clark.

Early voting in the primary election will begin on Tuesday, April 10.
Any registered voter in Huntington County may cast their ballot in advance of the primary election on May 8. Voting requires a state-issued photo ID.
The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is Monday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Huntington County Clerk’s Office and midnight if registering online at www.IndianaVot ers.com.

.To register, one must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old by the date of the general election, which is Nov. 8.
Additionally, voters who have moved or had a name change since the last election should update their information.
Four locations in the county are offering early voting. The Huntington County Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse, will be offering early voting from April 10 to May 4, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clerk’s office will also offer early voting on Saturday, April 28, and Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final day for early voting in the clerk’s office will be Monday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 11260W-500N, Huntington will be offering early voting from Monday, April 30, to Thursday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

American Legion Post 85, 1410 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, will hold early voting sessions on Friday, April 27, and Friday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days.
There will also be opportunities to vote early at the Cottage Event Center, 9524 US 24N, Roanoke. Those sessions will be held Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Absentee voting is also available. This form of voting is open to registered voters who are unable to vote in person during the early voting period or on Election Day. Absentee voting can be completed by mail or traveling board and does not require a state-issued photo ID.

To vote by mail, a voter must fill out an absentee ballot application, which can be picked up in the clerk’s office or downloaded from www.Indi anaVoters.com. A compl-eted application can be emailed, mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the clerk’s office. Once the application has been processed, the voter will be sent a ballot. The deadline for the clerk’s office to receive completed applications is April 30 at midnight.
In addition to being a registered voter, one must satisfy one of the following conditions in order to qualify for absentee voting by mail:
— Will be absent from the county of residence on Election Day.
— Have election duties on Election Day.
— Will be confined on Election Day due to illness or injury.
— Have disabilities and believe polling places are not accessible.
— Are 65 years of age or older.
— Will be caring for a confined person on Election Day.
— Are scheduled to work for the entire 12 hours that polls are open.
Absent military and overseas voters may vote by email or fax.
Voting by traveling board sees a bipartisan team arrive at a voter’s residence with their ballot, which the voter then fills out. The deadline to contact the clerk’s office and request a visit from the traveling board is May 4.

In addition to being a registered voter, one must satisfy one of the following conditions in order to qualify for absentee voting by traveling board:
— Will be confined on Election Day due to illness or injury.
— Will be caring for a confined person on Elec-
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tion Day.
— Have disabilities and believe polling places are not accessible
— Are physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit without assistance.
Registered voters can preview their ballot by visiting www.IndianaVoters.com, clicking on the link “Who’s on the ballot?” and entering their name, date of birth and county of residence.
For more information, contact the Huntington County Clerk’s Office at 358-4820. The office’s fax number is 358-4880 and Pam Fowler, the voter registration and election deputy, can be reached by email at pam.fowler@huntington.in.us.