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Monroe County Primary and General Elections 2022


Your Vote Matters!

  • Don't neglect primaries...in a gerrymandered state, the winner of the general election can be determined in the primary.
  • The results of elections affect your life every day.
  • Your vote is your voice. If you don’t vote, you are turning your government over to others.
  • If everyone votes, it ensures that we’re all represented in our government, not just those with greater wealth or advantages. 

Did You Know?*

  • A Washington state GOP House primary in 2002 was determined by one vote out of more than 11,000.
  • In the U.S. Senate race in 2008, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken defeated Republican Norm Coleman by just 312 out of almost 2.9 million votes .
  • A New Mexico state House seat was decided in 2016 by two votes out of almost 14,000.
  • A Virginia House of Delegates 2017 race ended in a tie, with more than 23,000 votes cast.

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Do I have the right to vote in Indiana?
Do I have the right to vote in Indiana?

You do, if you are a U.S. citizen and resident of Indiana, and

  • Are at least 18 on or before the election, and
  • Have lived in your voting precinct at least 30 days before the election, and 
  • Are not currently in prison, convicted of a crime, and
  • Are registered to vote (before the deadline).
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When and how do I register to vote?
When and how do I register to vote?

You can register at any time, but to vote in an election, you must be registered by the election deadline (April 4 for the 2022 primaries; October 11 for the general election).

  • Go to indianavoters.in.gov, scroll to Register to Vote, and click "Apply Now," or
  • Register in person at Election Central (call 812-349-2690 to make an appointment), or
  • Call the IN Secretary of State’s office (866-461-8683), or
  • Register at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. 
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Do I need to check my registration?
Do I need to check my registration?

It's always good to check your registration one month before any election.

  • Go to indianavoters.in.gov, scroll to Check Voting Status, and click "Check Your Registration Record,"  or
  • Call the Monroe County Clerk's office (812-349-2614), or
  • Call the IN Secretary of State’s office (866-461-8683).
  • When checking your voter registration:
  • Make sure your street address (and mailing address if different) is correct.
  • Make sure your name conforms to your state-issued ID.
  • Make sure your registration is current. 
  • Submit updates if you have moved or changed your name.
  • Military and overseas: see forms and deadlines
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Get your act together
Get your act together
  • Know your precinct: Go to indianavoters.in.gov, scroll to Visit My Voter Portal, and click on the button. After you enter the requested information, you'll see your precinct in the upper left corner. You'll also see voting times and locations and other information.
  • Know your election slate: Get a sample ballot from Election Central. Go to monroecountyvoters.us, click on Sample Ballots, click on your party under your precinct number (for primaries) or click on your precinct number (for general election). Print and take with you to the polls!
  • Know your candidates: Go to vote411/ballot, enter the requested information, and click Submit. Click Go To My Races to view questions to candidates and their responses in their own words. Mark your choices on your sample ballot!
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Planning for the primary election
Planning for the primary election
  • Register to vote or update changes in your name or address by April 4. 
  • Plan how you vote:
  • Early in person: Election Operations, Main Room, 302 S. Walnut, Bloomington; from April 5 until noon on May 2. Check daily hours at indianavoters.in.gov or call Election Central (812-349-2690). This location is different from previous years.
  • Absentee by mail: Vote by Mail absentee ballot application must be received by April 21.
  • In person on election day: May 3, 6 am to 6 pm. Check poll locations at indianavoters.in.gov or call Election Central (812-349-2690).
  • Traveling board: If you are homebound or ill, apply by noon May 2. 
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Planning for the general election
Planning for the general election
  • Register to vote or update changes in your name or address by October 11.
  • Plan how you vote:
  • Early in person: October 12 to noon on November 7. Poll locations vary. Check hours and poll locations at indianavoters.in.gov or call Election Central (812-349-2690).
  • Absentee by mail: Vote by Mail absentee ballot application must be received by October 27.
  • In person on election day: November 8, 6 am to 6 pm. Check poll locations at indianavoters.in.gov or call Election Central (812-349-2690).
  • Traveling board: If you are homebound or ill, apply by noon on November 7. 
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How do I vote in person?
How do I vote in person?
  • You must go to your designated polling place and be in line to vote before closing time.
  • You must present an ID with your name and photo. Photo ID must meet four criteria: 
  • Display the voter’s photo, and
  • Display the voter’s name (must conform with the voter registration record), and
  • Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election (November 3, 2020), and
  • Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government (including some Indiana schools). 
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How do I vote by mail absentee ballot?
How do I vote by mail absentee ballot?
  • Your Vote by Mail ballot application must be received online or in the clerk's/election office by April 21 for the primary; October 27 for the general election.
  • To obtain an application, go to indianavoters.in.gov, scroll Vote By Mail or Traveling Board, and click Apply Online/Get Forms. Scroll to Absentee Ballot Forms. Click on ABS-MAIL: Application for Absentee Ballot and the form will be downloaded. The form contains the complete list of reasons a voter may vote by mail, including: 
  • If you can’t get to your polling place between 6 am and 6 pm on election day, or
  • If you are 65 or older, or
  • If you are disabled.
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How do I vote by traveling board?
How do I vote by traveling board?
  • If disabled, homebound, or ill, you may request the traveling board to come to your home instead of voting by mail.
  • Contact Election Central (812-349-2690) to apply for voting via traveling board.
  • Deadline to apply for the primary is noon on May 2.
  • Deadline to apply for the general election is noon on November 7.

Resources


*National Public Radio, "Why Every Vote Matters — The Elections Decided By A Single Vote (Or A Little More)," Nov. 3, 2018.

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