Don’t be fooled by some of the false information on social media and elsewhere about how and when you can vote. If you want your vote to count, here’s what you need to know now.
• You cannot vote by text or email. We repeat: You cannot cast a ballot by texting or sending an email. Don’t fall for it. To vote in Brown County, you have to go to one of the poll locations listed below.
• Early voting ends at noon today, Monday, Nov. 7 at the County Office Building on Gould Street, and polls open at 6 a.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The polls close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Claims that you can vote at any other time or day are completely false. Think you can vote on Nov. 9? You can’t.
So, Brown County registered voters, If you haven’t already voted early at the County Office Building, you can cast a ballot from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the poll location in the precinct where you are registered. Brown County does not have vote centers, so you cannot go to any precinct and cast a ballot on Election Day.
Not sure which precinct is yours? Go online at indianavoters.com and type in your address, or call the Brown County clerk’s office at 812-988-5510.
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 East
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
A few more reminders:
What identification you will need: An Indiana driver’s license, Indiana photo ID card, United States passport, military ID or a state-university issued photo ID can be accepted to vote. An out-of-state driver’s license cannot be accepted. The local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch on Hawthorne Drive will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 7, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day for people who need a driver’s license or state ID card.
Review your ballot now: Go online at indianavoters.com and click on “Who’s on your Ballot,” to review the choices. The ballot also was printed in the Nov. 2 Brown County Democrat.
Internet not a factor: Voting machines are not connected to the Internet.
Need a ride? Brown County Democratic Party Chairman Rick Bond passed along this phone number to call for anyone needing a lift to their polling place: 812-340-4979.