Election officials urge awareness as Election Day draws near

Election Day is Tuesday. Jay Phelps, Bartholomew County clerk, says it’s never been more convenient to vote, citing 18 vote center locations sprinkled throughout the county.

Those vote centers are as follows:

– Flintwood Wesleyan Church
– St. John’s Masonic Lodge
– Grace Lutheran Church
– Healing Waters Church
– Donner Center
– East Columbus Fire Station
– The Commons
– Main Source Bank
– Terrace Lake Church
– Faith Lutheran Church
– Bartholomew County REMC
– Elizabethtown Fire Station

Phelps adds that your ballot may be a little longer than normal.

Phelps has a message for those who vote “straight party” down the ticket.

Voting hours on Tuesday are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. In order to cast a ballot, you must have a government-issued photo ID. That includes an Indiana driver’s license, Indiana identification card, a U.S. passport or a U.S. military ID.

For students attending a public Indiana college, your ID will work only if it has your photo and your full name and if it has an expiration date and is either current or if it expired after Nov. 4, 2014. If you attend a private college, your ID will not work.

When you go to the polls, you are not legally allowed to wear a button, shirt, hat or any other thing that supports or opposes a candidate or party.