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.

Primary Election Day has been moved to Tuesday, June 2.

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, May 4. 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 when they have re-opened after the COVID-19 quarantine.

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 Information Due to COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 25, the Indiana Election Commission approved an order that expanded Absentee-by-mail voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will allow all Indiana voters the option to vote by mail without a specific reason.

The deadline to apply for an Absentee-by-mail ballot is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.

If you have already applied to vote Absentee-by-mail, you do not need to resubmit your application.

To file and submit your application:

  • Download the ABS-MAIL: Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only form from the Secretary of State website.
  • Print out the form or fill it out using your browser or PDF reader with the following information:
    • 1. The section For Election on will be 06/02/2020
    • 2. County of residence will be Vigo. (If you do not live in Vigo County, please enter your county.)
    • 3. Fill out section 1, Information of Absentee Ballot Applicant, and section 2, Absentee Ballot Mailing Address, with your personal information.
    • 4. Under section 3, Primary Election Only, select the either the Democratic or Republican party. This will determine which party's primary ballot you will receive. You may only select one.
    • 5. If you have not printed out the form, print it out now.
    • 6. Sign and date your form.
    • 7. Mail the form to:

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

    • 8. You may also email your form to absent.voter@vigocounty.in.gov or fax it to 812.232.3113.
  • Absentee-by-mail ballots must be received by the Vigo County Clerk of the Circuit Court no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2.

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.

Voting Centers

All voting centers will be open for early voting, starting Monday, May 26. Click on a location to learn more about early voting hours.

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.

Choose Your Primary Ticket

The Indiana primary elections will be open elections. In an open primary election, voters are not required to be affiliated with a political party in order to vote for either Republican or Democrat candidates. Instead, voters will be asked which ticket they wish to use for their vote in the primary elections.

Voters can only vote on one ticket, either Democrat or Republican.

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.

Democratic Primary Ticket

Candidate/Office More Information
President of the United States
Joe Biden
Bernie Sanders
Indiana Governor
Woodrow (Woody) Myers
United States Representative: District 8
Ron Drake
E. Tomasina Marsili
Mike Webster
State Representative: 42nd District
Amy Burke Adams
Jasen Lave    
Brandi Cooper Vandivier
State Representative: 43nd District
Tonya Pfaff
Judge of the Superior Court: Division 2
Lakshim (Lucky) Reddy
Judge of the Superior Court: Division 5
Matthew R. (Matt) Effner
Matthew A. Sheehan  
Clerk for the Circuit Court
Todd Nation
County Auditor
James W. (Jim) Bramble
County Recorder
Stacee (Joy) Todd
County Treasurer
Nancy S. Allsup  
County Coroner
John Thomas Fitzpatrick  
Gary G. Greiner  
Janie Myers  
Theresa (Shelly) Wormser  
County Commissioner: 2nd District
Brian DeHart  
Pat Goodwin  
County Commissioner: 3rd District
Steve (Top Guns) Ellis  
Jeffrey W. (Jeff) Fisher  
County Council At-Large
Marie Belzile-Theisz  
Ryan Carter  
Derek D. Gibson  
Brandon R. Halleck
Aaron D. Loudermilk  
James R. (Jim) Mann II  
Donald W. (Don) Morris  
Ed Ping  

State convention delegates are not listed. Please visit the Clerk of the Vigo Circuit Court for information.

Republican Primary Ticket

Candidate/Office More Information
President of the United States
Donald J. Trump
Bill Weld
Indiana Governor
Eric Holocomb
United States Representative: District 8
Larry D. Buschon  
State Representative: 42 District
Alan Morrison    
State Representative: 43 District
Bill Treadway  
State Representative: 45 District
Bruce Borders  
Jeff Gormong
State Representative: 46 District
Bob Heaton  
Clerk for the Circuit Court
Bradley M. (Brad) Newman
County Auditor
Rebecca L. Coleman
County Recorder
Diana Winsted-Smith
County Treasure
Josie Swalls-Thompson
County Coroner
Theodore H. (Ted) Lemke  
Luke Treadway  
County Commissioner: 2nd District
Chris Switzer
County Commissioner: 3rd District
Mike Morris  
County Council At-Large
Lucus T. G. Gendzsa
Thomas William (Tom) Bogigian
Steven B. Neice
Travis L. Norris  

Precinct comitteemen and state convention delegates are not listed. Please visit the Clerk of the Vigo Circuit Court for information.

Vigo County Sample Ballot

Primary Ballots & Districts

Sample ballots are not currently available. The Clerk of the Vigo Circuit Court has current listings of candidates as filed on Tuesday, March 3. This information is located at the bottom of the page, under News & Notices.

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.