Early voting set for May 26 – June 1 in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — Early voting dates have been set for May 26 through June 1 in Indiana.

The Indiana Election Commission on Friday adopted these and other changes to the 2020 Indiana primary based on recommendations from Gov. Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson and leadership of Indiana’s major political parties.

Previously, the primary was moved from May 5 to June 2 to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Other changes made include:

  • Poll workers are currently required to live in the county they work for. This requirement is waived so long as the voter is registered to vote in Indiana.
  • The Secretary of State and the Indiana Election Division will provide counties with training and guidelines on mail handling procedures and personal protective equipment.
  • The Commission advises that all public buildings, such as fire stations and school buildings, be available for use for the June 2nd Primary.
  • All absentee ballot applications submitted after Dec. 2 will be accepted regardless of excuse given, as long as they are otherwise compliant with Indiana law.
  • County election boards may adopt more than one central count location.
  • Counties may move a polling location after giving best possible notice to the public.

The complete order detailing each change is available at https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2404.htm.

The Commission is next scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. April 22.

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