Absentee Voting

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on plans to vaccinate thousands of people a day at a Gary mass vaccination site, Republican lawmakers want to require an extra check of a voter’s identification on absentee ballot applications and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Valparaiso city and planning transit director Beth Shrader…All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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A federal judge is forcing Indiana to count all mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, as long as they arrive to county clerks by Nov. 13.

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A group of Indiana residents trying to force the state to allow all Hoosier voters to cast mail-in ballots this year have their day in a federal appeals court Wednesday.

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Barring a last-minute curveball from the federal courts, Indiana will be one of only four states without expanded vote-by-mail for the 2020 general election, amid an ongoing pandemic.

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Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.

Indiana Won't Allow Expanded Vote-By-Mail This Fall

Aug 27, 2020
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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson insists the state will have a “normal election” this fall and won’t expand mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A federal judge won’t force Indiana to expand vote-by-mail for this fall’s election.

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Indiana counties can no longer reject a voter’s absentee, mail-in ballot because an official says their signature doesn’t match – without giving the voter a chance to fix it.

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The fight over vote-by-mail continues in Indiana as Gov. Eric Holcomb and Republicans remain opposed to expanding the system for this year’s fall election.

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Former Indiana Lt. Gov. John Mutz, a Republican, says pressure from President Donald Trump is the reason Gov. Eric Holcomb won’t allow many Hoosiers to vote by mail this fall.

House Republicans Block No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Jan 31, 2019
Indiana law says to cast an absentee ballot, voters need a valid excuse as to why they can’t vote in person. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
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Under Indiana law, you have to provide a reason you can’t vote on Election Day to get an absentee ballot. (Daniel Morrison/Flickr)
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