Polls open for Indiana’s primary

Voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, May 3 at the Baker Street polling location.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana voters are flocking to the polls Tuesday to pick their candidates in national and local races.

Polls opened across the state at 6 a.m. They will remain open until 6 p.m.

The Secretary of State Connie Lawson wants to remind voters of a few rules when heading to their polling locations.

  • You cannot bring election materials inside a polling location.
  • You cannot wear items into a polling location supporting or opposing a candidate or issue.
  • You cannot comment on another voter’s support of a candidate or issue inside of a polling location.
  • You are required to bring a photo ID.
  • This is a Primary Election so voters will have to choose a Democrat or Republican ballot. Indiana has an open primary; voters are not bound to choose one ballot or the other.

The office is also responding to any election related issues. If Hoosiers have an issue or want to notify special deputies serving on the Election Day Response Team, voters can call 1-866-IN1-VOTE (1-866-461-8683).

Voters who requested an absentee by mail ballot must return the ballots to their county clerk by 12 p.m. Tuesday. May 3.

To find information on voter status and polling locations, click here.

BMV locations across the state are extending hours for voters who need to update their license or obtain a special voting ID. The agency provides free, state-issued ID cards to any unlicensed Hoosier. Branches are open Tuesday until 6 p.m.

For information on what to bring in order to get an ID, click here.


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