Voting Centers set for June primary
The Indiana Primary was supposed to have been held this past Tuesday, May 5th, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will now be held on Tuesday, June 2nd.
With that in mind, Switzerland County Clerk of Courts Gayle Sullivan has announced that the county will again use the traveling voting centers, and released a schedule of upcoming voting days, locations, and times.
As in past years, the voting centers are open to any Switzerland County voter, regardless of where the voter actually lives in the county. Residents may go to any of the centers in any location to cast their ballots.
• Switzerland County Courthouse Basement: May 26th through June 1st. Voting hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon; and then again from 1-3 p.m. On Thursday, voting can be done from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
On Saturday, May 30th, voting in the courthouse basement will be available from 8 a.m. until noon; and on Monday, June 1st, voting will also be available from 8 a.m. until noon.
• Moorefield Firehouse: Voting at the Moorefield firehouse will be available on Tuesday, May 26th, from 2-7 p.m.
• East Enterprise Firehouse: In East Enterprise, voting will be available at the firehouse on Wednesday, May 27th and on Thursday, May 28th, from 2-7 p.m. both days.
• Florence Firehouse: The voting center in York Township will be at the Florence Firehouse on Friday, May 29th, from 2-7 p.m.
• The Switzerland County TEC Center: Voting at the TEC Center in Vevay will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 8 a.m. until noon; and also on Monday, June 1st from 8 a.m. until noon.
• Election Day: On Tuesday, June 2nd, the only voting available in Switzerland County will be at the Switzerland County TEC Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The TEC Center is located at 708 West Seminary Street.
• NOTE: There are no voting center days in the town of Patriot or Posey Township for this election cycle. Patriot/Posey Township residents will need to go to one of the other voting centers to cast their ballots.
Sullivan also reminds 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.
The clerk’s office, along with other offices in the Switzerland County Courthouse, have been closed to the general public as a means of continuing to try and curb the spread of the coronavirus.