TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One of the most important rights we have as American citizens is our right to vote, and as Your Local Election Headquarters, WTWO/WAWV is committed to keeping you informed as you head to the polls.
Here is everything you need to know for the Nov. 5 municipal election.
County residents have a stake in this election
The Vigo County Election Board added four more early vote centers to accommodate county residents.
The casino referendum is simply asking voters if they want a casino brought to the county, while the school referendum would mean an increase in taxes if passed.
Early voting is now open
Early voting is available through Saturday at most locations, and now through Monday at the Vigo County Annex.
To vote now, visit the Vigo County Annex, Honey Creek Mall, IBEW Local Union #725, the National Guard Armory in Terre Haute, Operating Engineers, Vigo County Solid Waste Management, Seelyville Town Hall or the Sugar Creek Fire Department headquarters.
All early voting centers will also be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day.
Additional voting centers will be open on election day at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, Indiana State University Dede Activity Center, Lawton Byrum VFW Post 972, American Legion Post 104, Vigo County Public Library and the Memorial United Methodist Church.
Check out Vote Vigo for more information.
Bring a photo ID to the polls
Make sure you have your valid photo ID ready when you arrive at the polls.
The BMV is required to provide a free Indiana State ID card to any eligible person who needs an ID for voting purposes.
Most BMV branches will extend hours of operation on Monday and Tuesday in support of the election.
Branches hours on from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Transactions during the extended hours will be limited to issueing ID cards and driver’s licenses to be used for identification at a polling place.
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Comprehensive election coverage will begin Tuesday morning on WTWO/WAWV.
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