2020 Primary Election

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Today:   We revisit our conversations with Lake County Democratic Party chairman Jim Weiser and Republican Party chairman Dan Dernulc about the June 2nd primary election that was marked by the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic:  the shift, for many, to vote-by-mail and how candidates had to focus more on social media instead of in-person campaigning.  "Post-Tribune" columnist Phil Potempa joins us to talk about the observance this week of the 1918 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus train wreck on tracks between Gary and Hammond and the horrendous fire that led to 86 deaths and 127 injuries.  The victims, many of them unidentifiable because of their burns, were buried at "Showmen's Rest," in an Illinois cemetery.  The wreck happened on June 22nd, 1918.

Hoosiers shouldn’t expect full results the night of Indiana’s primary election like usual.

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On this edition of Regionally Speaking, we hear from LeAnn Angerman, Assistant Director of Lake County Board of Elections and Registration, about Tuesday's primary election, Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Ft. Wayne about races across the state. Then, Michale Puente, host of Off Mic, talks about the Southlake Mall protests on Sunday, in Hobart, IN.

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Hoosiers who vote in person for this year’s primary election will not be required to wear masks, use gloves, or observe critical social distancing guidelines.


Today On Off Mic We Continue Our Election Coverage With Discussions With Three Candidates Running In The Democratic Primary For The 1st Congressional District Seat. Hammond Mayor Tom Mcdermott Jr. Indiana State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon And North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan What Are The Issue They Want To Tackle If Voters Send Them To Washigton, D.C. In January And What’s Left For Their Campaigns With Less Than Two Weeks To Go For The Primary All This On Off Mic

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The Indiana National Guard is working with the Secretary of State’s office to distribute personal protective gear for polling places for the primary election. 

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Indiana residents must be registered to vote 29 days before each election. What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you’re homeless? 

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Hoosiers have one week left to register to vote for Indiana’s 2020 primary election.