Chesterton Tribune



Tuesday starts early voting for town election; registration ends Monday

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Any resident who will be 18 years or older by Election Day, Nov. 3, who lives in the incorporated areas of a town or city who has not registered to vote has until Monday to do so if they wish to vote in the upcoming municipal general elections.

The next day, Tuesday, Oct. 6, Porter County will be offering early voting for the elections at its three usual locations -- the Chesterton Town Hall (726 Broadway), the North County Government Complex in Portage (3560 Willowcreek Rd.), and the Porter County Administration Building in Valparaiso (155 Indiana Ave.).

Hours for all three locations will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

This year, the three locations will also be open the Saturday prior to the election – Oct. 31 – with the same hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All absentee and early voting ends at noon on Monday, Nov. 2. Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

For those who wish to vote absentee by mail, an application must be filled out which can be requested from Porter County Voters Registration office or on the Porter County Website -- look for the Elections tab and Absentee Voting under Election Information. Once the application is processed, a ballot will be mailed to the address given.

A confined voter or a person caring for a confined voter can request a travel voting board by calling 219-465-3486.

Applications to vote absentee by mail must be received by the Porter County Voters Registration office (155 Indiana Ave., Suite 105, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383) by Monday, Oct. 26.

Voters with any questions about early absentee voting are asked to call the Porter County Voters Registration Office at 219-465-3487 or 219-465-3488.

Registering to vote

To vote in this yearís upcoming general election, you must be a registered voter by Monday, Oct. 5 by completing a registration form at the Voters Registration office by the end of office hours -- 4:30 p.m. -- or by registering at no later than midnight.

You can also go to any Bureau of Motor Vehicles and ask for a voters registration form. Fill it out and return the form to the front desk.

The Hoosier Voter Hotline 866-1-IN-VOTE (866-461-8683) is available for voters wishing to verify their voter registration or polling location.


Posted 10/2/2015




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