Today is Indiana’s Primary Election and polls are open around the state from 6a until 6p.
Voters will be choosing their party nominations to run in the Nov. 11 General Election.
In Washington County there are only a two party races.
For the Washington County Treasurer’s position, Shirley Batt and Kevin Stewart will be battling for the Democratic nomination. There is no Republican candidate on file yet.
The other race is for Washington County Council at Large –
- (R) Rondale Brishaber
- (R) Todd M. Ewen
- (R) Gerald Fleming Sr.
- (R) Mark Hartman 1026
- (D) Troy S. Hubbard
- (D) Leonard (Sonny) Maxwell Jr.
- (D) Treavor W. Phipps
- (D) Johnathan R. Spaulding
Indiana Voters will be selection a Presidential candidate for the first time in four years, with 57 delegates going to the Republican candidate that wins and 83 delegates going to the Democratic candidate that wins.
Despite the number of Republican candidates on the ballot, only three are still in play – Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Bush, Carson, Christie, Fiorina, Paul, Rubio have all dropped out.
Looking for Democrat votes will be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Locally, Washington County voters will be helping to find a Republican challenger to run against Democrat Baron Hill this fall.
On the Republican ticket, voters will be able to choose from Eric Holcomb, Marlin A. Stutzman, and Todd Young.
Also, voters will be choosing a 9th District US Congressman in both the Republican and Democrat parties.
- (R) Robert Hall
- (R) Trey Hollingsworth
- (R) Erin Houchin
- (R) Brent Waltz
- (R) Greg Zoeller
- (D) Bob Kerr
- (D) James R. McClure Jr.
- (D) Bill Thomas
- (D) Shelli Yoder
There is also a race for Republican nominee for State Representative Dist. 73, which is currently held by Salem’s (R) Steven Davisson. He is facing opposition by Orange County’s Michael A. Harkness. The winner today will face (D) Douglas Leatherbury in the fall.
Washington County Clerk Shirley Batt reminds voters who will be voting on Election Day or In-Person at the Clerk’s Office MUST show photo ID.
Batt noted IDs must be an 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
Washington County Voters can vote at the following 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 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.
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 andNew Pekin) and candidates for local School Boards. The filing period for School Boards is July 27, 2016 – August 26, 2016 at Noon.
OTHER ELECTION DATES TO KNOW:
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.
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