April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Make your voice heard: 2016 Indiana primary election today

By HSJ Online [email protected]

It's primary election day and the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Voters in Indiana will be choosing their candidates for the November general election, ranging from the president all the way to three seats on the Hope Town Council.

According to the Bartholomew County voter registration officials, this has already been a record-breaking election, with more voters than ever turning out to vote early. Early voting took place in three satellite vote centers in Columbus last week and at the Bartholomew County Courthouse for the past month, ending yesterday at noon. In that time, 6,335 residents cast their ballot, more than double the 3,117 who voted in the 2015 Columbus primary -- previously the highest turnout primary.

Today is the first countywide election in Bartholomew County to fully use the new vote center plan. Instead of voting at your old precinct, you can choose to go to any of the 18 vote centers around the county.

There is a vote center in Hope, at the Hope Moravian Church, and in Clifford, at the volunteer fire department, but you can vote at any of the 18 locations today.

The vote centers:

1. Flintwood Wesleyan Church

2. St. John's Masonic Lodge

3. Grace Lutheran Church

4. Healing Waters Church

5. Donner Center

6. East Columbus Fire Station

7. The Commons

8. Main Source Bank

9. Terrace Lake Church

10. Faith Lutheran Church

11. REMC Building

12. Elizabethtown Fire Station

13. Shiloh Baptist Church

14. Hope Moravian Church

15. Clifford Fire Station

16. German Twp. Fire Station

17. Southwest Fire Station

18. White Creek Lutheran Church[[In-content Ad]]