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March 27, 2014

Want to vote early? Here's how

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“The deadline for the election board to receive an application to vote absentee by mail is Monday, April 28, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.,” Hudson said.

To vote absentee by mail or travel board, a voter can contact the election board at 574-535-6469 to receive an absentee ballot application, or one can be obtained for printing at www.elkhartcountyclerk.com. Completed absentee applications are accepted via mail or hand-delivery by the election board, 101 N. Main St., Room 204, Goshen, or by fax to 574-535-6471.

“Voters can view their ballot by providing basic information at www.Indianavoters.com,” Hudson said. “The election board can also mail a sample ballot to a voter upon request.”

To request a sample ballot, contact the election board at 574-535-6469 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Poll worker training

The Elkhart County Election Board will hold poll worker training sessions for the 2014 primary election beginning in April.

The schedule of available training days and times is as follows:

• Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

• Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

• Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, April 29, at 2 p.m.

• Wednesday, April 30, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in working at a vote center should contact either the Republican Party or Democratic Party at the following numbers:

• Democratic Party, Shari Mellin: 262-4213 or 849-1580

• Democratic Party, Chad Crabtree: 574-594-6750

• Republican Party, Mary Nisly: mary@elkhartgop.com or mary@ctsolves.com

“After contacting the appropriate political party, vote center board members are required to sign up for training to ensure that classes are of no more than 35 people,” Hudson said. “Hands-on training will be included on the touchscreen voting equipment and on the new electronic poll book.”

In order to sign up for a class, interested parties are asked to contact Voter Registration at 535-6770 or 535-6774 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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