Early Voting

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Today:    On this Reporters' Roundtable we talk with two reporters who attended this week's U.S. Senate candidates' first debate held at Purdue University Northwest in Westville.   Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith has  pre- and post-debate observations about the event, and what we may hear in the final debate that will be held Oct.

Marion County Election Board Settles Lawsuit, Will Create Five Early Voting Offices

Jul 13, 2018

The Marion County Election Board has agreed to create five new early voting centers – the result of a settlement agreement reached earlier this week.

Common Cause Indiana and two branches of the NAACP filed a federal lawsuit against the board last summer.

The advocacy group argued the lack of early voting offices around Marion County was a constitutional issue, since a trip to the county's single downtown location was unreasonable for many residents.

Federal Judge: Marion County Must Open More Early Voting Sites

Apr 26, 2018

A federal judge ruled Marion County must provide at least two new early voting satellite sites before the November election.

Common Cause Indiana, the Indiana State Conference of the NAACP and others filed suit last year arguing the county’s single early voting site suppressed voting.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker agreed with their argument in an injunction issued Wednesday.

Voters don’t need a reason to vote early in-person, unlike when casting absentee ballots by mail. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Hoosiers have until the end of the day Monday to register to vote in the May 8 primary election. And the first in-person ballots can be cast beginning Tuesday.