Bartholomew County lawmakers: Hoosiers can take advantage of voting early in-person through Nov. 2

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, October 9, 2020 11:20 am

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 9, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Bartholomew County until Nov. 2, according to area lawmakers.

In Indiana, all registered voters are eligible to vote early in-person, said State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus). For hours, dates and locations for early voting, Hoosiers can contact their county clerk or visit and click on "Find Your Polling Place." When voting before or on Election Day, voters must present a valid photo ID.

"I encourage all eligible Hoosier voters to cast their ballots this election season," Lauer said. "Voting is our civic duty and will have an impact on various issues at local, state and federal levels. Take a few minutes today to find your early voting location and hours so you can have a plan to vote."

Hoosiers who want to vote absentee-by-mail should visit to check eligibility requirements and fill out the online application before the deadline on Thursday, Oct. 22. Applications can also be downloaded and mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to the local county office. State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) encourages voters to return their mail-in ballots as quickly as possible.

"It is important for everyone to get out and vote this upcoming general election," Eberhart said. "Whether you are voting early, absentee-by-mail or on Election Day, make sure to submit your ballot and make your voice heard."

State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) said polling places statewide will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. For more information on the 2020 General Election, including polling locations and to see who is on the local ballot, visit

"Elections are an opportunity for Hoosiers to decide who they think will best represent them in all levels of government and on some of our most consequential issues," Lucas said. "With multiple ways to vote, there's no excuse to sit on the sidelines as we determine the future of our communities, state and country."

Indiana Secretary of State's Office said 30,000 poll workers are needed to run 5,000 precincts across the state on Election Day. Lauer encourages Hoosiers, especially younger adults, to consider signing up to be a poll worker. To get started and learn more, contact the county clerk or other local party representative, or visit the state's website at Poll workers can earn up to $150 for their service, and that the state is providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectants to local election officials to protect poll workers, election staff and voters.


 State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which includes portions of Bartholomew County.

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State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,

which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes 

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties. 

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