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Today Is Election Day (Includes Polling Places)
Updated November 3, 2015 8:12 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The polls in Bedford and other municipalities will open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1340 WBIW AM, Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK and Z102 102.5 WPHZ will begin presenting election results as they come in.

Election officials remind voters to take a government-issued photo ID to the polls. A driver's license, state ID or federal ID can be used.

Residents who need a ride to the poles can contact TASC at (812) 275-1633 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced that license branches located in counties that have November 2015 municipal elections will extend hours of operation today to issue ID cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

Branches in counties that have November 2015 elections will be open on Tuesday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Bedford City, Lawrence County, Orleans and Oolitic offices are closed today.

TASC buses will be running as regularly scheduled. All Tuesday trash routes will be picked up as regularly scheduled.

The Ballot

The following is a list of candidates for Oolitic, Mitchell and Bedford. (An * designates incumbents.)


  • Mayor: Shawna Girgis, Independent*; Brad Bough, Republican
  • Clerk-treasurer: Julie Blackwell Chase, Republican*
  • Bedford City Council, District 1: Bill Andrew Raines, Republican; Patrick Wayne Robbins, Democrat*
  • Bedford City Council, District 2: Michele A. Murphy, Republican*
  • Bedford City Council, District 3: Byron Buker, Republican*
  • Bedford City Council, District 4: Judy Carlisle, Republican*
  • Bedford City Council, District 5: Penny May, Republican*
  • Bedford City Council, at-large (two seats): Adele Bowden-Purlee*, Republican; Mark Scherschel, Republican*


  • Mayor: William H. "Bill, Truck Driver" Conley, independent; John "JD" England, Independent; Dan Terrell, Republican; Eugene "Pud" Terrell, Democrat
  • Clerk-treasurer: Mark Bryant, Republican
  • Mitchell City Council, District 1: Larry Caudell, Democrat; Nancy Miller, Republican*
  • Mitchell City Council, District 2: Herbert (Herbie) Asbury, Independent; Nathan Jenkins, Republican
  • Mitchell City Council, District 3: Joey D. Slone, Democrat*; Perry Reynolds, Republican
  • Mitchell City Council, District 4: Everett Ferrel, Democrat*; Franklin Daniel Talbott, Republican
  • Mitchell City Council, at-large: William "Bill" Arnold, Democrat; William J. Erdle, Independent; David A. Hall, Republican


  • Clerk-treasurer: Jessica Staggs, Republican*
  • Town Council, Ward 1: Delvin Wayne Nikirk, Citizen's Party*; Dirk Sears, Independent
  • Town Council, Ward 2: Bill Kendall, Republican
  • Town Council, Ward 3: Johnny Spears, Republican
  • Town Council, at-large (two seats): Glenn Gross, Citizen's Party; Charles Luther, Republican

Polling Places

  • Shawswick 1A and 1B: StoneGate Arts & Education Center, 405 I St. (use Fourth Street entrance)
  • Shawswick 2 and 3: Lawrence County Courthouse lobby, public square in downtown Bedford
  • Shawswick 4: Bedford Baptist Temple, 2417 N St.
  • Shawswick 5A: Wilson Park Shelter House on Denson Avenue
  • Shawswick 5B: First Assembly of God, 2601 27th St.
  • Shawswick 6: First Baptist Church, 1515 20th St.
  • Shawswick 7A and B: First Church of God, 3131 16th St.
  • Shawswick 8: Central Church of Christ, 1401 12th St.
  • Shawswick 9 and 10: Free Methodist Church, 640 R St.
  • Shawswick 11: Otis Park Red Brick, 607 Tunnelton Road
  • Shawswick 12: Oolitic Town Hall, Main Street, Oolitic
  • Shawswick 16: Grace Full Gospel Church, 3802 Kenny Simpson Lane
  • Marion 1 and 4: First Baptist Christian Life Center, 723 W. Frank St., Mitchell
  • Marion 2 and 3: Mitchell Community Center, 101 Tom Green Drive, Mitchell

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