voting begins Tuesday, May 26.
After the 2020
primary election was postponed to June 2, the Indiana Election Commission
implemented no-fault mail-in voting and in-person early voting was curtailed
to one week to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
received personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Indiana Secretary of
State’s Office last week. Porter County Elections staff have also worked
with the County facilities department to create plexiglass barriers to
protect poll workers.
Starting May 26,
voters can visit any of the five approved early voting sites in Porter
County. The locations are:
Hall, 726 Broadway, Chesterton
Fire Station No.2, 267 N. 600 W., Valparaiso
Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, suite 102A, Valparaiso
Center, 611 N. Main Street, Hebron
Annex, 3560 Willowcreek Road, Portage
The five sites will
be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May
29. They will also be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30
and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 1.
Porter County’s new
mobile voter center, a Ford Starcraft 8+2 van outfitted for voting machines
and manned by a bipartisan team of poll workers, will also visit several
locations that are not served by a nearby early voting site. The schedule
for the mobile voter center is as follows:
Apartments, 2810 Winchester Dr., Valparaiso on Tuesday, May 26 from 4 to 7
-Oak Tree Village,
254 Sandalwood St., Portage on Wednesday, May 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.
-Kouts Library, 101
E. Daumer Rd., Kouts on Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.
-Luke Oil Gas
Station, 298 Melton Rd., Burns Harbor on Friday, May 29 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Library, 403 W 700 N, Valparaiso on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.