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Washington County Clerk Shirley Batt recently appeared on WSLM’s Coffee Club and shared information for both the upcoming May Primary and also details for voter’s to use for the upcoming General Election in November.

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VOTER REGISTRATION

Register to vote by April 4, 2016 for the Primary Election on May 3, 2016. Any resident

of Washington County who will be 18 years of age by the General Election date of

November 8, 2016 is eligible to register.

 

Paper registration forms may be obtained at the Clerk’s Office, at the Courthouse, or

through the Library, License Branch, Township Trustees, or a candidate.

 

Online voter registration can be found at this website: www.indianavoters.com you may

also find a registration form on the Secretary of State’s website:

http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/

 

NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS?

You may also update your address using the same form. If you use the

www.indianavoters.com website, you must have a current driver’s license or photo ID

card.

 

REGISTERING A POLITICAL PARTY?

In the state of Indiana when registering to vote, you are not required to designate or

“register” your political party affiliation. When voting in a Primary Election, the voter

must declare which political party ballot at that time. By doing this, this will establish a

voting history for the voter. This is usually the way your political party is determined.

And also the method used, if you become a candidate for office, or an appointed board

member to a bi-partisan board or committee.

 

EARLY VOTING

 Will you be out of the county on Election Day? Are you confined at home due to

medical reasons? Do your work hours not permit you enough time to vote at your

polling location? Are you over the age of 65? These reasons are just a few options

offered to voters who need to cast an absentee ballot.

 A voter may vote at the Clerk’s Office beginning April 5, 2016, and until May 2, 2016 at

NOON. A voter may also vote a ballot by mail, by completing an absentee application.

A confined voter may cast a ballot by the Traveling Absentee Voter Board. The Traveling

Absentee Voter Board are two (2) persons, one from each political party, who will

deliver your un-voted blank ballot to you, and wait for the voter to cast their ballot

choices, then return the sealed ballot to the Clerk’s Office – County Election Board.

 

ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS

Washington County Elections Shirley Batt March 2016

Clerk, Circuit Court

 In-Person Absentee Application will be issued and completed at the time the

voter casts their ballot at the Clerk’s Office, Courthouse.

 Days and Hours: April 5, 2016 – April 29, 2016 daily 8:30am-4:00pm

April 23, 2016 (Saturday) 8:00am-3:00pm

April 30, 2016 (Saturday) 8:00am-3:00pm

May 2, 2016 (Monday) 8:30am – 12:00pm NOON

 Mail-In Absentee Applications:

 Now through April 25, 2016 applications will be accepted for those voters wanting to

cast a ballot by mail. If you are voting by mail, please complete your ballot and

return in the postage paid envelope as soon as possible (ASAP). We are finding that

times are a little longer, with delivery taking up to 5 days.

 Traveling Board Applications:

 Now through NOON, May 2, 2016 applications will be accepted for those voters

wanting to cast a ballot by the Travel Board.

 

MILITARY/OVERSEAS VOTERS:

 Contact the Clerk’s Office for information. Dates, deadlines, forms and

qualifications vary for these eligible voters.

 

POLLING LOCATIONS

 

PRECINCT VOTING LOCATION

Salem 1 Salem Armory – 1100 N Shelby St, Salem In 47167

Salem 2 Salem Armory – 1100 N Shelby St, Salem In 47167

Salem 3 Salem Armory – 1100 N Shelby St, Salem In 47167

Salem 4 Salem Armory – 1100 N Shelby St, Salem In 47167

Washington 1 4-H Bldg.-Fairgrounds-118 East Market St. Salem In 47167

Washington 2 4-H Bldg.-Fairgrounds-118 East Market St. Salem In 47167

Washington 3 4-H Bldg.-Fairgrounds-118 East Market St. Salem In 47167

Washington County Elections Shirley Batt March 2016

Clerk, Circuit Court

Washington 4 4-H Bldg., Fairgrounds-118 East Market St. Salem In 47167

Brown Campbellsburg Community Bldg. – 125 S. Sycamore St, Campbellsburg IN 47108

Franklin Fire House South Boston – 7047East State Rd 160, Salem In 47167

Gibson Fire House Little York – 571 North State Rd 39, Scottsburg In 47170

Howard Fire Station Howard Township -5279 S. Becks Mill Rd. Salem In 47167

Jackson Fire House Martinsburg–4330 East Martinsburg Fire Road, Pekin In 47165

Jefferson Fire House Jefferson Township–5110 West Walnut Ridge Road, Salem In 47167

Madison Fire House Livonia – 130 Church St, Campbellsburg (located in town of Livonia)

Monroe Fire House Monroe Township – 8496 N. State Rd. 135, Vallonia In 47281

Pierce Shelter House Park in Pekin – 340 S. Park St., Pekin In 47165

Polk East Washington Middle School Gym–Greenbriar Rd. entrance

Posey Bearcat Civic Center/Hardinsburg Lions Club-9271 W.US HWY 150 Hardinsburg 47125

Vernon Campbellsburg Community Bldg. – 125 S. Sycamore St, Campbellsburg IN 47108

[Old bldg. sold. Moved precinct to same location with Brown-January 2016.] [Old location: West Wash Supt Bldg-9699 West Mt

Tabor Rd, Campbellsburg IN 47108]

 

 PIERCE PRECINCT: This is now the only precinct in Pierce Township. The precincts of

Corner of North State Rd 135 and N. Lick Skillet Rd

(Combined East & West Pierce into PIERCE 2015,)

1100 N. Eastern School Rd., Pekin In 47165

 POLK PRECINCT: This precinct will still vote at the East Washington Middle School.

 VERNON PRECINCT: The voting location for Vernon Precinct had been the West

East Pierce and West Pierce were combined in 2015. Both precincts were voting at the

Shelter House at the Pekin Park in Pekin. The new precinct “PIERCE” will remain at the same

location.

During 2014 there was a scheduling conflict with the facility and voting took place in the

auxiliary gym by the bus barn. Beginning again in 2016 voting will take place in the Middle

School Gym with the entrance off of Greenbriar Road.

Washington School Supt. Office on Mt. Tabor Rd. Since the Supt. Office has moved out of

this building, the Township sold the building. The voters of Vernon Precinct will now vote at

the Campbellsburg Community Bldg. in Campbellsburg. This is the same location that Brown

Precinct votes.

 

CANDIDATES

 Democratic and Republican candidates for the Primary Election filed their declarations

of candidacy between January 6, 2016 and February 5, 2016 at Noon.

 Independent candidates, Libertarian candidates, and Write-In candidates have filing

deadlines later in June 2016. These candidates will be on the General Election ballot.

 Also, on the General Election ballot are candidates for Town Offices (Campbellsburg and

New Pekin) and candidates for local School Boards. The filing period for School Boards

is July 27, 2016 – August 26, 2016 at Noon.

 

DEADLINES

Saturday, April 23, 2016 – Office of the circuit court clerk open for in-person absentee voting 8:00am-

3:00pm at the courthouse.

Washington County Elections Shirley Batt March 2016

Clerk, Circuit Court

Monday, April 25, 2016 – DEADLINE, by 11:59 pm, for the circuit court clerk to receive an absentee

ballot application from an applicant requesting delivery of an absentee ballot by mail. Applications may be

submitted to the circuit court clerk in person or by mail, fax or email.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Office of the circuit court clerk open for in-person absentee voting. 8:00am-

3:00pm

Monday, May 2, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, for circuit court clerks to receive absentee ballot

applications from confined voters or voters caring for a confined person requesting delivery of a ballot by

an absentee voter board.

DEADLINE, by noon, for a circuit court clerk to receive absentee ballot applications from

military/overseas voters requesting to vote by email or fax.

DEADLINE, by noon, for a voter to vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the circuit court clerk

or satellite office.

DEADLINE for a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person, or a voter with disabilities to vote an

absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at the voter’s place of confinement.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY – Polls are open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,

prevailing local time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – VOTER REGISTRATION OPENS – First day the circuit court clerk may

receive absentee ballot applications from most voters for the general election.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, for the Democratic or Republican Party to select a

candidate to fill a vacancy on the general election ballot due to a vacancy resulting from no candidate

being nominated at a primary.

DEADLINE, by noon, for an independent or minor party candidate to file a petition of nomination with a

county voter registration office for verification of petition signatures.

Deadline, by noon, for the Libertarian Party to conduct a convention to nominate candidates or to take

action to fill a ballot vacancy following a convention.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, for the Democratic or Republican Party to file a

certificate of selection stating that a vacancy on the general election ballot resulting from a vacancy on

the primary election ballot has been filled.

DEADLINE, by noon, to file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate at the general election.

Deadline, by noon, for the Libertarian Party to certify candidates nominated at convention or to certify a

candidate selected to fill a vacancy following convention.

Friday, July 15, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, for any candidate to voluntarily withdraw from the

general election ballot.

DEADLINE, by noon, for the Democratic, Libertarian and Republican Parties to file a certificate of

nomination of candidates nominated at the state party conventions

DEADLINE, by noon, for independent or minor party candidate to file consent of candidate and petition of

nomination after verification of petition signatures (See related entry for June 30, 2016).

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – First day to file a petition and consent for a school board member elected

at the general election.

Friday, August 26, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, to file a petition and consent for a school board office

elected at the general election.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 – DEADLINE for county election board to mail absentee ballots to

voters who have already filed an application with circuit court clerk.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS

DEADLINE at voter registration office’s close of business for a voter to register or transfer registration

or at midnight for a voter to complete and submit a voter registration application online.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – First day that a voter may vote an absentee ballot in the office of the

circuit court clerk office.

Friday, October 14, 2016 – End of pre-election campaign finance reporting period.

Friday, October 21, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, to file pre-election campaign finance reports.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – First day a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person at a

private residence, or a voter with disabilities may vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board

at the voter’s residence or place of confinement.

Washington County Elections Shirley Batt March 2016

Clerk, Circuit Court

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Office of circuit court clerk open to permit in-person absentee voting.

8:00am-4:00pm.

Monday, October 31, 2016 – DEADLINE, by 11:59 pm, for the circuit court clerk to receive an

absentee ballot application from an applicant requesting delivery of a ballot by mail. Applications may be

submitted to the circuit court clerk in person or by mail, fax or email.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Office of the circuit court clerk open for to permit in-person absentee

voting. 8:00am-4:00pm.

Monday, November 7, 2016 – DEADLINE, by noon, for circuit court clerk to receive absentee ballot

applications from confined voters or voters caring for a confined person requesting delivery of a ballot by

absentee voter board.

DEADLINE, by noon, for a circuit court clerk to receive absentee ballot applications from

military/overseas voters requesting to vote by email or fax.

DEADLINE, by noon, for a voter to vote an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk or

satellite office.

DEADLINE for a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person, or a voter with disabilities to vote an

absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at the voter’s place of confinement.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY

Polls are open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., prevailing local time

PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS

 Voters who will be voting on Election Day or In-Person at the Clerk’s Office MUST show

photo ID. US issue photo ID or state of Indiana state issued driver’s license or ID card is

REQUIRED for casting a ballot. Acceptable expired photo ID must not have expired

before November 4, 2014