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Indiana recently closed the book on maybe the most unusual election in its history – a primary, delayed by a month, that featured expanded vote-by-mail.

The Latest: Biden And Trump Win Indiana's Primary

Jun 2, 2020
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UNDATED (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump have won Indiana's presidential primary. Indiana is among the states and the District of Columbia with primaries on Tuesday. The Democratic result in Indiana was expected because Biden’s rivals have already dropped out of the race. The former vice president’s haul of delegates from his Indiana victory pushes him closer to the 1,911 delegates he needs to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. The state’s primary was delayed by four weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. Voters in nine states and the District of Columbia are participating in primaries Tuesday.

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Hoosiers shouldn’t expect full results the night of Indiana’s primary election like usual.

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Hoosiers who vote in person for this year’s primary election will not be required to wear masks, use gloves, or observe critical social distancing guidelines.

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More than a dozen school districts in Indiana are asking voters to approve funding for construction projects, general operating costs, or both, during the June 2 primary. 

School districts across the state are asking voters to approve a total of 18 referendum questions. A referendum allows schools to collect a certain amount of property tax funding above the property tax caps put in place by lawmakers in 2008.

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Nearly 550,000 Hoosiers requested absentee ballots for the 2020 primary – a huge increase from prior years after the state expanded vote-by-mail to anyone who wanted it.

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There are 18 days left until the June primary. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says county election officials are prepared for both in-person and vote-by-mail ballots during the pandemic. 

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Indiana residents must be registered to vote 29 days before each election. What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you’re homeless? 

Online Ballot Request Form Posted For Indiana Primary

Apr 28, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana voters can now submit online their requests for a mail-in ballot for the state's June 2 primary election. The request form was posted online Tuesday on the state's voter registration site _ The electronic form submits the ballot request to election officials, rather than voters having to mail the ballot application form to their county election office. Election officials are promoting mail-in voting as a way to protect the safety of voters and polling site workers by reducing the amount of in-person voting.

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Hoosiers have until May 4th to register to vote for Indiana’s 2020 primary election.

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There’s been a shakeup in the Republican race for Indiana Attorney General. Decatur County Prosecutor Nate Harter announced his bid Tuesday while former Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Krupp dropped out.

Harter is in his second term as Decatur County Prosecutor. The conservative lawyer says he’s running for Attorney General because the office is the “tip of the spear” or “last line of defense against big government and the radical left.”

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Indiana will hold some in-person voting opportunities for its June 2 primary election.

The state already extended vote-by-mail to any Hoosier who wants to cast a ballot that way. But Secretary of State Connie Lawson says some voters feel strongly about going to their polling place.

Still, the state is going to limit in-person voting to just one week leading up to and including Election Day on June 2.

Michigan Officials Seek Workers For Local May 5 Elections

Apr 11, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Do you want a front seat to democracy? The state of Michigan is looking for people to serve as workers in the May 5 local elections. Many older residents who have served in the past are staying home to avoid the risk of getting the coronavirus.

The local elections will be conducted primarily by mail, but workers are needed to process and count ballots and staff clerk offices.


Starting in March, concerns about the new coronavirus began causing states across the country to think differently about how to hold their primary elections. Indiana was no different.

Gov. Eric Holcomb officially pushed the state's primary back to June 2 and online voter registration is now open until May 4.

And now, any Hoosier who wants to vote by mail can do so.

Here are the steps you need to take to make sure you're ready — and eligible — to vote by mail in this year's Indiana primary election.


Monday was supposed to be the voter registration deadline for Indiana’s primary election. But COVID-19 changed all that.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana election officials have started contemplating whether voters might need to cast all ballots by mail for the state’s primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state election commission voted unanimously Wednesday to delay Indiana’s primary by nearly a month to June 2 and give all voters the option of submitting mail-in ballots.

The state’s Republican and Democratic chairmen agreed last week with Gov. Eric Holcomb to move the primary from its scheduled May 5 date.

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Indiana State Health officials have announced that a third person has died from COVID-19 in the state. 

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Five states have primaries and one state is caucusing today. Political analysts say Michigan is the state to watch. 

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Endorses Biden Days Before Primary

Mar 5, 2020


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is backing Joe Biden for president days before the state's Democratic primary.

Whitmer's endorsement gives the former vice president another boost after his Super Tuesday success. Whitmer had not planned to endorse a candidate but told The Associated Press on Thursday that Biden “showed up for the people of Michigan" when they needed him.

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The leading Democratic presidential candidates are heading for Michigan…as the state prepares for party primary elections next week.

Warren Rallies Michigan Voters On Super Tuesday

Mar 4, 2020
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is vowing to remain in the Democratic presidential race, despite a lackluster showing on Super Tuesday.

Warren spent Super Tuesday evening in Michigan, which is one of a half-dozen states holding a primary or caucus next week.



Warren barely mentioned Super Tuesday at her rally in Detroit.

Instead she told the crowd what she calls the threat to women, people of color and the global climate posed by Donald Trump, is too great to ignore.


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DETROIT (AP) — It's not too late: Voters who used an absentee ballot for Michigan's March 10 presidential primary election can change their preference and vote again.

At least eight Democratic candidates have dropped out of the race since Michigan absentee ballots were printed.

They include Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor, and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Absentee voting in Michigan is up substantially now that voters can cast an absentee ballot for any reason.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican challenger to President Donald Trump and at least eight Democratic presidential candidates are poised to join Indiana’s May primary.

Figures provided Friday by the Indiana secretary of state’s office show the campaigns for Trump and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld have collected enough petition signatures to qualify for the Republican ballot.

Filing Period Opens For New Hampshire's Presidential Primary

Oct 30, 2019
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The lengthy list of 2020 presidential hopefuls started growing longer Wednesday as the filing period opened for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary.

South Bend Democratic Mayoral Primary - Results

May 7, 2019
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With votes from all the precincts in, Democratic candidate for South Bend Mayor, James Mueller, has garnered the most votes - earning over 37% of the votes cast.