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Vote Vigo, a non-partisan organization which seeks to make voting easier for Vigo County residents, will be providing regular updates on the lines and wait times at all voting centers. To see Election Day wait times, as well as important voter information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2020 Candidate Forum

Check Your Registration Status

  • Visit the Indiana Voter Portal.
  • Under Check Voting Status, click Check Your Registration Record.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, and the county where you are currently registered to vote.
  • Click Submit.

My Information Is Not Found. What Next?

If you are not registered, or if there was a problem with the information you entered, you will see an error message.

Why Did This Happen?

  • Did you register under a different name? First name, last name, and date of birth must match county records. If you have changed your information, you may need to Update Your Registration.
  • Have you moved since you registered to vote? Try checking your registration status with your previous county of residence.
  • Still having issues? Contact the Vigo County Voter Registration Office:
    Vigo County Courthouse
    Courthouse 33 South 3rd Street
    2nd Floor - West Wing 33 S
    Terre Haute, IN 47807
    812.462.3393

Update Your Registration

  • To update your registration, you need:
    • The name you registered under.
    • Your Indiana State Driver’s License number or your Indiana State Identification Card.
  • Visit the Indiana Voter Portal.
  • Under Register to Vote, click Apply Now.
  • Enter your information, using the name you previously registered under.
  • Click Update Registration Info.
  • Correct or update your information.
  • Click Submit.
  • You can also fill out a paper form and either mail it to or turn it into the Vigo County Registration Office. See more information under Register by Mail or In Person.

Register or Re-Register to Vote

To vote in the state of Indiana, you need to be registered by Monday, October 5. It can take 30 days to receive your voter registration card in the mail.

What You Need to Register

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old on Tuesday, November 3.
  • Have a valid Indiana State Driver’s License or Indiana State Identification Card.
    • If you don’t have either of these, you may use the last four numbers of your Social Security number to register.
  • Have lived at your current address for at least 30 days prior to the election.
    • Do you not have a permanent address? Describe your location by streets and use an address of a shelter that will accept your mail.
  • Not be currently imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.
    • Have you recently completed your sentence? Then you can restore your right to vote by re-registering at the Indiana Voter Portal and following the instructions listed below in Register Online. You may also re-register if you are currently on probation or parole.

Register Online

  • Visit the Indiana Voter Portal.
  • Under Register to Vote, click Apply Now.
  • Enter your information.
  • Click Begin New Registration.
  • Accept the Terms of Use by clicking on the box.
  • Click Submit.
  • You will receive your voter ID card in about 30 days.

Register by Mail or In Person

  • Download and print the Voter Registration Application.
  • Complete the form with blue or black ink and sign it.
    • Print your information neatly on the form; do not use cursive.
    • Photocopies or scans of the application will not be accepted.
  • Provide proof of residence in Vigo County by photocopying an item that has the same address as your registration application, such as:
    • A current copy of your Indiana State Driver’s License number or your Indiana State Identification Card.
    • A current copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document addressed to your current residence.
    • Use a permanent marker to cover up any account numbers on copied documents.
  • To register by mail, send your completed application and your proof of residence to the Vigo County Courthouse at:
    Vigo County Courthouse
    Courthouse 33 South 3rd Street
    2nd Floor - West Wing 33 S
    Terre Haute, IN 47807
    • No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.
  • To register in person, drop off your completed application at the Vigo County Registration Office in the Courthouse during regular business hours.

Further Questions?

  • Read the top of the Voter Registration Form for special instructions.
  • Call the Vigo County Courthouse at 812.462.3393.
  • Call Vigo County Public Library at 812.232.1113.

Absentee-by-Mail

Absentee-by-mail applications may be submitted to the Vigo County Clerk's Office beginning Tuesday, June 16. The last day to submit Absentee-by-Mail applications is Thursday, October 22 by 11:59 p.m. At this time, there are no known exceptions to the standard Absentee-by-Mail application guidelines due to COVID-19 for the General Election.

The Absentee-by-mail application is located under Resources on the Secretary of State's website. Your application may be delivered by mail, emailed to absent.voter@vigocounty.in.gov, faxed to 812.232.3113, or hand-delivered to the Vigo County Clerk's Office at:

Vigo County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Courthouse, 1st Floor
33 South 3rd Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

You may also submit your Absentee-by-Mail application at indianavoters.in.gov. To locate the application, log in to My Voter Portal, select Vote By Mail, and fill out the form as needed.

Other Absentee Ballots

Indiana has several other ways to vote absentee, like absentee-by-traveling board, and special provisions for members of the armed forces serving overseas on Election Day.

Indiana’s Election Center website has information on the kinds of absentee ballots that are available. Additionally, you can call or visit the Vigo County Clerk’s Office for absentee ballot information at:

Vigo County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Courthouse, 1st Floor
33 South 3rd Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
812.462.3211

Find A Voting Center

Download a complete list of all voting centers and hours. Please be aware that due to COVID-19, locations are subject to change. Follow Vote Vigo on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date information.

Voting Centers

Early Voting Centers

Eight Voting Centers will be available for early voting. Three of these centers will open on Tuesday, October 6; the remaining five will open on Tuesday, October 27. For locations and hours, please check the map below.

Election Day Voting Centers

Eighteen voting centers will be available on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. These centers will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For locations, please check the map below.

What to Expect at Your Voting Center

What You Should Bring

  • You must bring a valid photo ID. This is usually your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, but a passport or military ID is also accepted. Download a PDF to see examples of both valid and not valid IDs.
  • You may bring your cellphone.
    • Your cellphone may not be loud or disruptive to other people.
    • You are allowed to take a selfie, but you are not allowed to take a picture of your ballot after you have filled it out. If you take a picture of a completed ballot, it is a level 6 felony in the state of Indiana.

Voting Center Safety During COVID-19

The Vigo County Clerk's Office will be partnering with SERVEPRO on Election Day to ensure that voting machines, doors, tables, and other surfaces are sanitized in order to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

Voting Machines & Scanners

When you enter the voting center, a voting official will take you to a voting machine. The official will set up the voting machine and give you instructions on how to use it. You will also be able to see the instructions on the voting machine.

If you have questions or problems using the voting machine, you may ask a voting official for help.

OVI-VC Voting Instructions

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After you have completed and printed your ballot, you will need to submit the printed ballot to the in-precinct scanner to complete the voting process.

OVO Voting Instructions

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ADA & Accessibility at Your Voting Center

Voting centers must follow the laws of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that everyone with a disability can vote. The voting machines have headphones, keypads, and other settings to make them easier to use for voters with vision, hearing, or other disabilities.

If you need assistance voting, speak with an official at your voting center.

OVI ADA Voting Instructions

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Electioneering

It is a Class A misdemeanor for a person to commit electioneering inside the voting center or within fifty feet of the entrance of the voting center (called “the chute”) on Election Day.

What Is Electioneering?

Electioneering is taking actions that are intended to influence another person to vote a certain way by either:

  • expressing support or opposition to any candidate or political party;
  • expressing approval or disapproval of any public questions.

Showing support or opposition to a candidate, political party, or public question can include wearing or displaying an article of clothing, sign, button, or poster that states the name of any political party or includes the name, picture, photograph, or any other likeness of any currently elected federal, state, county, or local official.

Learn more about electioneering, the chute, and Indiana election codes.

Candidates

Looking for more information about the candidates who will be on your ballot? Visit Vote411, a non-partisan voting guide created by the League of Women Voters. With Vote411, you can fill out your address, select your primary ticket, and gather more information about your candidates and their platforms.

2020 General Election

To see the Abbreviated Candidate List, visit in.gov/sos/elections.

Candidate/Office More Information
President of the United States
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (D)
Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy (Spike) Cohen (L)
Donald J. Trump/Mike Pence (R)
Indiana Governor & Lieutenant Governor
Eric Holcomb/Suzanne Crouch (R)
Woodrow (Woody) Myers/Linda Lawson (D)
Donald G. Rainwater II/William Henry (L)
Attorney General
Todd Rokita (R)
Jonathan Weinzapfel (D)  
United States Representative: District 8
Larry D. Buschon (R)  
E. Thomasina Marsili (D)  
James D. Rodenberger (L)  
State Representative: 42nd District
Amy Burke Adams (D)
Alan Morrison (R)    
State Representative: 43rd District
Tonya Pfaff (D)
Bill Treadway (R)  
State Representative: 45th District
Bruce Borders (R)  
State Representative: 46th District
Bob Heaton (R)  
Judge of the Superior Court: Division 2
Lakshmi (Lucky) Reddy (D)
Judge of the Superior Court: Division 5
Matthew A. Sheehan (D)  
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Todd Nation (D)
Bradley M. (Brad) Newman (R)
County Auditor
James W. (Jim) Bramble (D)
Rebecca L. Coleman (R)
County Recorder
Stacee (Joy) Todd (D)
Diana Winsted-Smith (R)
County Treasurer
Nancy S. Allsup (D)  
Josie Swalls-Thompson (R)
County Coroner
Theodore H. (Ted) Lemke (R)  
Janie Myers (D)  
County Commissioner: 2nd District
Pat Goodwin (D)  
Chris Switzer (R)
County Commissioner: 3rd District
Jeffrey W. (Jeff) Fisher (D)  
Mike Morris (R)  
County Council At-Large
Marie Belzile-Theisz (D)  
Thomas William (Tom) Bogigian (R)
Aaron D. Loudermilk (D)  
Donald W. (Don) Morris (D)  
Steven B. Neice (R)
Travis L. Norris (R)  
Vigo County School Board, District 1
Melvin L. Burks  
Hiawatha F. Garrett
Mary F. Howard-Hamilton
Amy R. Lore  
Jacqueline L. (Jackie) Lower  
Leah A. Myers
Vigo County School Board, District 3
Stacy D. Killion  
Paul G. Lockhart  

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Retention Vote

During the retention vote, the voters are presented with the question 'Should Justice Christopher M. Goff be retained in office?' If the justice receives a majority of "yes" votes, he or she is retained.

Indiana Court of Appeals Vote

During the retention vote, the voters are presented with the question 'Should Judge Elaine B. Brown be retained in office?' If the justice receives a majority of "yes" votes, he or she is retained.

During the retention vote, the voters are presented with the question 'Should Judge Melissa S. May be retained in office?' If the justice receives a majority of "yes" votes, he or she is retained.

During the retention vote, the voters are presented with the question 'Should Judge Margret G. Robb be retained in office?' If the justice receives a majority of "yes" votes, he or she is retained.

Visit www.in.gov/judiciary/5572.htmto make informed decisions about the judges on the ballot and includes biographical information, video of oral arguments, and a link to each judge’s written opinions.

Vigo County Sample Ballot

General Ballots & Districts

Sample ballots are available. You may also locate your sample ballot at indianavoters.in.gov. To locate your sample ballot, select Check Your Voting Status to login.

Terre Haute has six districts. The City of Terre Haute website lists each district and has a map of the areas that it covers.

Custom Ballot

Not all people in Vigo County will be voting on the same things. For example, people who live in Vigo County, but not inside the city of Terre Haute, will not vote for the Terre Haute city government. Those people who live inside Terre Haute, however, are also living inside Vigo County, so they will be voting about the City government as well as the County-level government

The Indiana Voter Portal lets you view the ballot you will vote on Election Day.

  • If you have just registered to vote, click Check Your Registration Record to view your custom voter portal.
    • Click Continue when your registration is found.
  • If you are already registered to vote, Check Your Registration Status. You will automatically be directed to your custom voter portal.
  • Under Who's on the Ballot, click View All to see a complete list of offices and candidates.

Other Indiana Counties

If you are registered in another Indiana County, you can follow the same steps above to view your personalized ballot on the Indiana Voter Portal.

You can sometimes find the general county ballot on the individual county’s website. MyLocal.IN.gov has links to towns, cities, and county websites for Indiana local government units.

National Ballots

Searching for the websites of the specific county and state you are interested in will give you the best results.

Sometimes, ballot information can be found on voting aggregate sites like Ballotpedia, BallotReady, and Vote411. However, information on these ballots may not be up to date, or could be inaccurate in other ways. Always check with the local clerk’s office for the official sample ballot.