Early voting to begin next week

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

With the deadline for Indiana voters to register set for Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Putnam County Clerk’s Office will waste no time, with early voting to begin the next day, Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Early voting at the Putnam County Courthouse will be open for nearly four weeks, from Oct. 10 through Monday, Nov. 5, the day before the Nov. 6 general election.

Beginning on Oct. 10, early voting will be available from 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Early voters line up around three sides of the railing on the second floor of the Putnam County Courthouse just days before the 2016 general election. Early voting, which has been on the rise locally in recent elections, will open at the courthouse in one week, on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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Additionally, for voters’ convenience, early voting will also be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the last two Saturdays before Election Day: Saturday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 3.

Early voting will end at noon on Monday, Nov. 5.

Of course, voters can also cast ballots on Election Day, on which vote centers will be open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Voters are reminded that Putnam County no longer has polling places for each precinct, having implemented vote centers prior to the May primary.

Putnam County voters, regardless of address, may vote on Nov. 6 at any of the following locations:

• Putnam County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Greencastle

• Reelsville Fire Department, 7748 S. CR 625 West, Reelsville

• Floyd Township Fire Department, 6901 E. CR 380 North, Fillmore

• Greencastle American Legion, 1401 Indianapolis Rd., Greencastle

• Cloverdale American Legion, 501 S. Main St., Cloverdale

• Bainbridge Community Building, 201 N. Grant Ave., Bainbridge

• Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building, 191 N. U.S. 231, Greencastle

• Wellspring Christian Church, 3256 S. CR 725 East, Coatesville

To vote early or on Election Day, an Indiana driver’s license, Indiana state ID, federal ID or passport is required.

Anyone still needing to register to vote has until Tuesday to do so. Eligible citizens who are 18 years of age or older may sign up at the Putnam County Voter Registration Office (courthouse second floor), online at www.IndianaVoters.com, or through the Indiana Voters app (available for Android and Apple users).

Anyone with further questions may contact Voter Registration Clerk Stacia Hathaway at 655-1538.

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