The primary election is less than two weeks away, and voters have a few options when it comes to casting their ballots. In-person early voting starts next Tuesday.
Starke County voters can cast their ballots Tuesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Early voting will be held at the Starke County Courthouse in Knox.
In Pulaski County, in-person absentee voting will be held Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00; Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon; and Monday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Pulaski County Justice Center in Winamac. Pulaski County voters can also cast their ballots at the Francesville Fire Station on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
There’s still some time to request a mail-in ballot. Voters can do that online at IndianaVoters.com or by filling out a request form and turning it into their county clerk’s office by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.
Election Day voting will take place on Tuesday, June 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. Starke County has consolidated voting into seven locations: the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox, the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Station, the James R. Hardesty Fire Station and Community Center in Hamlet, the California Township Fire Department, the Washington Township Community Building, the Koontz Lake Property Owners Association Building, and the San Pierre Fire Department.
Those who’ve voted at other locations in the past will have to find the temporary polling place for their specific precinct. A map can be found below. Pulaski County voters may cast their ballot at any one of the county’s five vote centers on June 2.
Starke County Clerk Bernadette Manuel says the election board has been working with the county health department, emergency management agency, and commissioners on procedures to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus at voting locations. Pulaski County Election Board Chair Patty Sullivan told the county commissioners Monday that officials plan to put tape on the floor to keep voters spread out. The state has used federal funding to supply polls workers in all 92 counties with personal protective equipment.