Vigo County voters can vote absentee in 2020 primary election

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FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, mail-in ballots for the 2016 General Election are shown at the elections ballot center at the Salt Lake County Government Center, in Salt Lake City. As President Donald Trump rails against voting by mail, many members of his own political party are embracing it to keep their voters safe during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The 2020 primary election is fast approaching with vote centers opening May 26 through June 2; however, voting in the 2020 primaries has become much easier as voters are encouraged to vote by absentee mail ballot if COVID-19 has discouraged them from visiting vote centers. 

“The Vigo County Clerk’s Office has been working to provide safe, efficient solutions to voting in response to the pandemic. Not only have our vote centers undergone extensive protocols, but our system to vote by mail has been simplified to ensure a seamless process,” Brad Newman, Vigo County Clerk said. “Technology has proven to be a bigger asset than we already knew, so we encourage everyone to still partake in the election using one of the two methods.” 

Registered voters must simply call the Vigo County Clerk’s Absentee Voting Office at (812) 462-3235 or visit to apply. By calling, voters will be sent an application via mail to fill out and send back. By visiting the website, voters will fill out the application online. All absentee ballot application ballots must be received by May 21 in order to vote by mail. Approved applicants will be sent a ballot via mail for voters to fill out and submit to the Vigo County Clerk’s Office by noon on June 2. 

“We extend our thanks to the eight vote centers that are donating their facilities, especially those who are volunteering their space due to the COVID-19 crisis. With the processes we have in place, we encourage everyone to cast their vote,” Newman said.

Standard vote centers will open May 26 through June 2. 

To volunteer to work a poll, call voter registration at (812) 462-3393. Ages 16 and up are eligible.  

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