Tuesday will be the 2020 Primary Election Day, moved up from the original May 6 date due to the COVID-19 crisis. The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County urges all eligible voters in Montgomery County to vote in the Primary Election.
Voting is the most fundamental responsibility of American citizens and in the May Primary candidates for the November election are chosen. These include President of the United States, Congressional Representative of the 4th District, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senator District 23, State Representatives H13 and H41, Montgomery County Clerk, County Commissioners District 1 and District 3 and County Council At Large.
The LWV congratulates the 3,300 citizens who applied to vote by mail. This is a huge increase over the average of 300 applications. We hope all have returned their ballots to the county clerk in the stamped pre-addressed envelope.
The League strongly encourages all other citizens to vote.
Early voting in person started Tuesday and will continue at these sites:
• Montgomery County 4-H Building, 400 Parke Ave.: 2-7 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to noon Monday
• Hoover Elementary School, 1301 S. Elm, south parking lot (look for football field), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
On Tuesday (Election Day), voting will take place 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
• North Montgomery High School, 480 W. C.R. 580N (south entrance)
• Southmont High School, 6425 S. U.S. 231
• Hoover Elementary School 1301 S. Elm St.
To learn more about this June 2 election process, the LWV invites all to participate in the new Virtual Lunch with League created by Marco Dees. In this Montgomery County Clerk Karyn Douglas explains many details about the 2020 primary election and all that our county is doing to assure safe participation for poll workers and voters in the election process at polling locations and to secure accurate election results.
In-person voting will be set up to keep workers and people separate. For personal protection all workers will wear masks and gloves. Voters are not required, but encouraged to wear masks as well and to stand six feet apart when waiting to vote. Machines will be wiped down after each voter votes. The new guidelines are to protect people. Young people just of out college and high school have offered to help with the election which is encouraging. Parents and grandparents have encouraged young people on the importance of voting.
Douglas addressed questions asked by County Democratic Chair Virginia Servies, County Republican chair Dan Guard and LWV president Helen Hudson. You are encouraged to watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/B8VzZhZrr7w.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, multi-issue political organization, open to men as well as women. For information about the League, visit the website at www.lwvmontcoin.org or send a message to LWV, P.O. Box 101, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.