Primary now June 2nd
The effort to slow and halt the spread of Coronavirus has led to some major decisions around the state and nation — and one impacts Switzerland County voters.
The State of Indiana has issued a directive that the upcoming Primary Election — traditionally scheduled for the first Tuesday following the first Monday in May — would be delayed.
Indiana will now hold its Primary Election nearly a month later, on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Switzerland County Clerk of Courts Gayle Sullivan said that the delay in the primary meant that the voting machine public testing that was originally set for Wednesday, March 25th was canceled and will be rescheduled closer to the new primary date.
Sullivan also reminded all county voters — especially those who may be concerned with coming into close contact with others, that there is the availability of voting on an absentee ballot.
For those who may be worried about the virus, the clerk is advising that voters may request an absentee ballot, so that they can vote without having to go to the polling areas.
To request an absentee ballot, a vote can call the Switzerland County Clerk’s office at (812) 427-4415; or they can be requested online by going to: www.indianavoters.in.gov.