Last day to request absentee ballots for Indiana primary
ST. JOSEPH CO., Ind.,---It’s your voice, your vote.
Thursday is the last day for Indiana voters to request absentee ballots for the primary election May 3. Thursday’s deadline to request an absentee ballot is 4 p.m.
However, if you cannot meet that deadline, you can still request your ballot by 11:59 p.m. You can send an email or fax or visit IN.gov to request a ballot by 11:59pm. Before 4 p.m., you can visit your county clerk’s office to request an absentee ballot, or visit the in-dot-gov website.
Rita Glenn at the St. Joseph Circuit Court Clerk office warned that the early voter turnout has been low, so if you want to avoid any lines on election day, do so now.
“We just say if you want to have your vote count early and absentee, please come to one of our two places and we will be happy to serve you. We’ve only had 303 vote in-person since April 1st,” said Glenn.
For those that requested absentee ballots, you have until May 2 submit your ballot for the primaries. Mail-in ballots require voters meet specific criteria, which includes people 65 and older, those with disabilities, people with election duties outside of their voting precinct and more.
For those of that were sent mail-in ballots, make sure to send those in as soon as possible. In St. Joseph County, officials are still waiting on more than 800 mailed ballots as of Tuesday.
Multiple counties in our area are still looking for poll workers for the primary.