What you need to know before you head to the polls to vote


Today, May 2, is the last day for walk-in absentee voting in the small conference room on the first floor of the County Office Building, from 8 a.m. to noon.


All walk-in absentee and Election Day voters need to present a government-issued photo identification before voting. In order to be acceptable, the identification must state the name of the voter, contain their photograph, have an expiration date and still be valid or expired after Nov. 4, 2014, and be issued by the State of Indiana or U.S. government.


Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. On Election Day, you must vote in the precinct in which you are registered.

Hamblen 1: Sprunica Elementary School, 3611 E. Sprunica Road

Hamblen 2: Hickory Ridge Community Center, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane

Hamblen 3: Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road

Jackson 1: Faith Full Gospel Church, 6881 State Road 135 North

Jackson 2: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road

Jackson 3 and 4: Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road

Van Buren: Van Buren Elementary School, 4045 State Road 135 South

Washington 1: North Salem United Methodist Church, 7718 State Road 46 Eas

Washington 2: Parkview Church of the Nazarene Family Life Building, 1750 State Road 46 East

Washington 3: New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North

Washington 4: County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane


Voters can register to vote online, check their registration status, find the location of their polling place and see who will be on their ballot by visiting indianavoters.com.


Call the Brown County clerk’s office at 812-988-5510.