4/3/2014 3:00:00 PM Voting schedule is set for Primary
‘Meet the Candidates’ forum April 10th
Switzerland County Farm Bureau Inc., has announced that it will host a "Meet the Candidates" forum on Thursday, April 10th.
The forum will be held at the Historic Hoosier Theater on Ferry Street, and will begin at 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend and get to know the candidates for the 2014 elections.
Each candidate will have three minutes to introduce themselves to the community and discuss any issues that they would like to present.
There will not be a debate or a question and answer session; just a brief introduction for each candidate for the upcoming primary and general elections. Due to the number of candidates and time constraints, Farm Bureau will not be able to cover the Precinct Committeemen or Township Advisory Board election candidates.
Any candidate who would like to participate should contact Sam Jones-Ellard, Switzerland County Farm Bureau, Inc., board secretary, at (812) 594-2050; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Switzerland County Farm Bureau Inc. serves as an advocate for farmers through its policies and programs. Farm Bureau Inc. is dedicated to promoting agriculture, and improving the quality of life for our members. To learn more, visit http://www.infarmbureau.org/.
When Switzerland County residents go to the polls for the Primary Election in May - and again for the General Election in November - voters will again be able to vote in a variety of different locations over a two-week period.
Switzerland County Clerk Kim Hambrick has announced that the county will continue to use the voting center concept for this year's elections.
The voting centers take the place of the traditional polling places, which in the past have been located all around the county on Election Day. Voters have also been able to vote in the courthouse at designated times prior to election day, and also have been able to vote by absentee ballot.
Now, instead of the 12 different precincts all voting on one day; the new voting centers will circulate throughout the county for days leading up to election day; and then there will be one voting center open on election day itself.
For the upcoming Primary Election:
- The voting center will be at the Moorefield Firehouse on Thursday, April 24th, from 9 a.m. until noon; and again on Friday, April 25th from 1-6 p.m.
- The voting center will be at the East Enterprise Firehouse on Saturday, April 26th, from 9 a.m. until noon; and again on Monday, April 28th from 1-6 p.m.
- The voting center will be at the Patriot Town Hall on Tuesday, April 29th, from 9 a.m. until noon; and again on Wednesday, April 30th from 1-6 p.m.
- The voting center will be at the Florence Firehouse on Thursday, May 1st, from 9 a.m. until noon; and again on Friday, May 2nd from 1-6 p.m.
- The voting center will be at the Switzerland County TEC Center Building on Seminary Street on Saturday, May 3rd, from 8 a.m. until noon; and on Monday, May 5th from 9 a.m. until noon.
On Election Day, Tuesday, May 6th, there will only be one polling place open in the entire county: The Switzerland County TEC Center Building, 708 West Seminary Street; while will be open for voting from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. that day.
The first day to vote in the Courthouse is Tuesday, April 8th. Voting in the courthouse will be available each day from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Anyone having any questions or feedback on the new voting centers can contact the clerk's office at 427-4415; or email those to email@example.com.