Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton Reminds Residents To Vote, Contribute To Safety And Fairness Of Election

(BLOOMINGTON) – Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton encourages residents to exercise their right to vote in the current election and to be patient in learning the results of local, state, and national races. 

While early voting has closed, residents may still vote in person at the precinct at which they are registered on Tuesday, November 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

To find out where your polling place is and who is on your ballot go to

Mayor Hamilton says doing your research prior to going to the polls and being prepared to fill out your ballot when you get there will help shorten lines and keep poll workers and voters safe.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

“Given the high number of absentee ballots cast this year, we must be prepared for the potential of some delay in learning election outcomes,” said Mayor Hamilton.  “The important thing is to get out and vote, and do our part peacefully to assure an orderly and fair, lawful and accurate election.”   

Voting in Monroe County is supervised by the County Election Board, which is responsible for delivering a safe and fair election.  The Election Board is composed of the County Clerk and two appointed members, one from each political party.  Every polling place has an Inspector who supervises the precinct.  Inspectors have been trained in appropriate protocols for maintaining a safe and fair election and reporting activity that might interfere with that outcome. 

If you see activity that concerns you while you are at your polling place, please report it to the Inspector stationed there.  

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Monroe County Election Board has implemented multiple measures to protect your health when you are at the polls. Find out more here about how the Election Board is working to ensure your safety while voting.  If you need help getting to your polling place, get a free ride on Bloomington Transit; schedules and maps are available here.