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Election 2010: voters' guide

Audio-enabled voting machines are available. Those eligible will vote at the polls 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday on their candidate choices and one or more referendums.
Audio-enabled voting machines are available. Those eligible will vote at the polls 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday on their candidate choices and one or more referendums.

More Information

Election 2010 VOTER'S GUIDE

Ways to find your polling place
How do you work this thing?
To vote absentee
Election Day help needed
Other useful info
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Saturday, October 30, 2010 09:10 am
What: 2010 elections for county, state and federal offices.When: The polls are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday.

Who: Registered voters will select candidates and vote on referendums. For information on the candidates and to vote in straw polls, go to www.news-sentinel.com.

Ways to find your polling place

1. Go to www.indianavoters.com and click on “Find My Polling Place.”

2. Select the county in which you are registered to vote on the pull-down menu beside “County.”

3. Type in your last name, first name and date of birth

4. Click on “Find.”

OR

Call Voter Registration at 449-7154.

How do you work this thing?

1. Poll worker activates the machine with a card.

2. Candidates' names and the offices they're running for appear on the screen.

3. Press the button next to the candidate of your choice. An “X” will appear in the box next to the candidate's name. Press the button again to cancel your selection.

4. Advance or review the screen by following the instructions at the bottom of the screen. If hearing- or visually impaired, ask a poll worker for assistance.

5. To cast a write-in vote, ask a poll worker for assistance.

6. When completely finished voting, press the red button.

To vote absentee

In person: Noon Monday is the deadline to cast an absentee vote in the circuit court clerk's office, Room 136 of the City-County Building, 1 E. Main St.

By mail: Request an application to vote absentee online at www.allencounty.us/election-board, or call 449-7329. The deadline is noon Monday.

Election Day help needed

Poll workers: Call Allen County Republican Party headquarters at 422-1554 or Democratic Party headquarters at 478-8239 for more information.

Couriers: The Election Board needs couriers to work Election Day from 9 a.m. to noon delivering absentee reports to various precincts in the county. Call 449-3908.

Other useful info

Referendum questions: Voters will be asked about a statewide property tax cap and some will be asked about authorizing a property tax increase to help offset declining revenues for their school district.

Photo ID law: All voters must provide a government-issued photo ID as proof of identity before voting. An Indiana driver's license, Indiana photo ID card, military photo ID or U.S. passport is accepted. To learn more, go to www.photoid.in.gov. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles' full-service license branches will be open to issue driver's licenses and ID cards 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday. Full-service branches will be open 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday. BMV branches are normally closed Mondays.

No booze ban: Legislation passed during the last legislative session allows alcoholic beverage sales on Election Day during normal sale hours.

Any more questions? Call 1-866-IN1-VOTE (1-866-461-8683). Voters are also encouraged to call to report suspected fraud or any physical obstacles to voting that they experience. Employees of the Secretary of State's office will staff the telephone line 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday.

More Information

Election 2010 VOTER'S GUIDE

Ways to find your polling place
How do you work this thing?
To vote absentee
Election Day help needed
Other useful info

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