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Early voting begins in Huntington County

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com

As of today, early voting has begun in Huntington County for the upcoming primary election in May.

According to the Huntington County elections website, early voting will be available at the following locations:

Clerk’s Office in the Huntington County Courthouse from Monday to Friday, April 10 to May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 28 and May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.Cottage Event Center, located at 9524 US 24N in Roanoke, on Thursday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.American Legion Community Room, located at 1410 S. Jefferson St., on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.YMCA, located at 1160 W County Road 500N, on Monday, April 30 to Thursday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.Pam Fowler, Huntington County Voter Registration and Election deputy, said early voting adds convenience to the election process.

“It allows people to get in early so they don’t have to spend time waiting in line on election day,” she said. 

Fowler noted promotions for early voting and registration will continue to be posted on social media at the Vote Centers of Huntington County Facebook page.

While no simple sample ballot will be available to voters, Fowler stated registered voters can go to www.indianavoters.com to view an individual sample ballot.

“They will need to enter their name, address and birth date, along with choosing a political party,” she said. “A voter’s ballot will appear differently depending on which party’s ballot they are choosing along with their individual county council district and the township they reside in.”

Fowler noted those wishing to vote absentee by mail can request an application by calling the Clerk’s Office or by printing off a form from www.indianavoters.com.

“A completed application can be hand delivered, mailed, emailed or faxed to the Clerk’s Office,” she said. “The deadline for the Clerk’s Office to receive a completed ABS-MAIL Application is Monday, April 30 at midnight. The application will be processed and the official election ballot will be mailed to the voter.”

Efforts have been made to increase voter turnout for the primary election, as during the 2014 primary election here was a recorded 19 percent participation.