Early voting in county primary election starts Monday, April 22

Early voting in the municipal primary election begins Monday, April 22.

Any registered voter in the county may cast their ballot in advance of Election Day on Tuesday, May 7.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is today, Monday, April 8. To register, visit www.IndianaVoters.com.

Updating registration is required if a voter has moved, changed their name or previously been taken off the poll list. This can also be done by visiting www.IndianaVoters.com.

In addition to being registered, voters must be able to produce a state-issued photo ID when they cast their ballot. An ID can be issued at any Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch.

The Huntington branch is located at 2982 W. Park Drive.

The Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, will offer early voting from Monday, April 22, through Friday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early voting will also be offered at the courthouse on two Saturdays, April 27 and May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The final opportunity to vote early anywhere in Huntington County will be at the courthouse on Monday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Early voting will also be offered at American Legion Post 85, 1410 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additionally, there will be opportunities to vote early at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 1160W-500N, Huntington, on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Absentee voting will be available as well. 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 Huntington County Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse, or downloaded from www.In dianaVoters.com. A completed application can be emailed, mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the clerk’s office.

The deadline to request an application from the clerk’s office is Wednesday, April 17, and the deadline for the clerk’s office to receive completed applications is Monday, April 29. Once the application has been processed, the voter will be sent a ballot.
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. To request a visit from the traveling board, contact the clerk’s office. The board will be available after Thursday, April 18.

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 Election Day.

— Have disabilities and believe polling places are not accessible.

— Are physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit without assistance.

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 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.