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Upcoming Deadlines For Voters
Updated October 4, 2016 7:19 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Voters need to be aware of some upcoming deadlines, including the last day to register to vote is October 11.

Residents can register in the voter registration office in the basement of the Lawrence County Courthouse before the close of the business day at 4:30 p.m., or register online before midnight that day.

Early voting begins October 12

The early voting for the 2016 Presidential Election will begin the week of October 12.

Voting will take place in the Voter Registration office, room 11, in the Lawrence County Courthouse basement.
The schedule is as follows:

  • October 12th - 14th 8:30am - Noon 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 17th - 21st 8:30am - Noon 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 24th - 28th 8:30am - Noon 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 31st - Nov 4th 8:30am - Noon 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • November 7th 8:30am - Noon only

Voters in line by Noon will be allowed to vote, leading to a one hour lunch break. Afternoon start times may vary.
Saturday Voting:

  • October 29th & November 5th 8:30am - 3:30pm

The office will not close for lunch on Saturdays.

If you have questions about voting call (812) 277-2036

Public Test Of Voting Machines

The Lawrence County Election Board has scheduled a public test of voting machines on Wednesday, October 5 in the former museum in the courthouse beginning at 1 p.m.

Three ballot styles are being used this cycle and can be viewed that day.

As usual, a representative from MicroVote Corporation will be on hand to answer any questions.

Law Changes Straight Party Voting

Straight party voting has changed in Indiana and this November Hoosiers should take note before going to the polls. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket on November 8th, but that vote will not count for any individual candidate for county council or town council at-large.

Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

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