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Election 2014 need to know: Ballots, polls and more

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:40 am

Ballots, polls

For more information about the election, including who is on your ballots and your polling place, go to the Allen County Election Board's website at www.allencounty.us/election-board . You can also see which districts – on a national, state and local level – you live in, such as the congressional and county commissioner districts.

Photo ID required

You need an Indiana driver's license, state photo ID card, military ID or passport. Bureau of Motor Vehicle license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday and Tuesday to issue state ID cards and driver's licenses to provide voters with credentials for use at polling locations.

Branches will be open 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday. The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and will be old enough to vote in the general election. Certain documents are required. To ensure voters have immediate access to services, license branches willonly process ID cards, driver's licenses and learner's permits. Driver's tests will not be administered.

Who can vote

You must:

•Have registered by April 7. You can find out if you are registered on the election board website.

•Be a citizen of the United States

•Be 18 years of age by the time of the next General Election, Nov. 4.

•Have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the election (except for certain military voters)

•Not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

Can’t make it to a poll

Vote in the lobby of the Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main St., until 4:30 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday or 8 a.m.-noon Monday.

Where is the election board

It has moved to Rousseau Centre, Suite 172.

For all other information, check out our election HQ. Go to news-sentinel.com and click on the election banner near the top of the page.


Call the election board, which is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, at 449-7329.