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Do you hate waiting in long lines on Election Day? We do, too! To help voters navigate Election Day successfully, Vigo County Public Library is collaborating with the Vigo County Clerk’s Office to launch Vote Vigo.
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. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Vote Vigo, please check out our volunteer page for more information.
Voter Registration for the 2020 General Primary Election begins Monday, December 2, 2019.
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.
- If you do not possess a valid photo ID for voting purposes, the BMV is required to issue you an Indiana State ID card for free. Visit Photo ID Law and Obtaining a Photo ID for more information. Visit the BMV to learn how to prove residency in Indiana to obtain your ID.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.