It's election season but it's not like any election season we've ever seen before - for a number of reasons. One of which is the coronavirus pandemic that is still going strong and that's left a lot of potential voters concerned about exercising their constitutional right to vote while maintaining safe social distancing and avoiding crowds.

So what's the solution? You could certainly participate in the 2020 election with an absentee mail-in ballot. The other option, and the better one in my opinion, is early voting and it's how I plan to cast my ballot for the 2020 election. I can #BeHeard and hopefully avoid the crowds.

Before you grab your keys and head out to vote early, here's what you need (and need to know) if you live in Vanderburgh County:

  • You must be age 18 or older by November 3, 2020 and registered to vote.
  • Early Voting takes place beginning October 6, 2020
  • If you have a felony conviction on your record, you are allowed to vote in the state of Indiana. Only those currently in jail or prison are barred from voting.
  • Before you head to the polls, make sure you have a valid photo ID issued by the State of Indiana or US Government. It must contain your name, a photo and an expiration date "that shows the ID current or expired after November 6, 2018."

So where and where can you vote early in Vanderburgh County?

  • Old National Events Plaza - 715 Locust St, Evansville, 47708 (This replaces early voting at the Election Office located at 1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd after an approval by Vanderburgh County Commissioners on 9/15/2020 to accommodate social distancing)
    • Tuesday 10/06/2020 - Friday 10/09/2020 8am - 4pm
    • Monday 10/12/2020 - Friday 10/16/2020 8am - 4pm
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Friday 10/24/2020 8am - 4pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Saturday 10/31/2020 8am - 4pm
    • Monday 11/02/2020 8am - 12Noon
  • Central Library - 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville, 47708
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Thursday 10/22/2020 12Noon to 6pm
    • Friday 10/23/2020 12Noon to  5pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Thursday 10/29/2020 12Noon - 6p
    • Friday 10/30/2020 12Noon to  5pm
  • McCollough Library - 5115 Washinton Ave, Evansville, 47715
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Thursday 10/22/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/23/2020 12Noon - 5pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/30/2020 12Noon - 5pm
  • North Park Library - 960 Koehler Dr, Evansville, 47710
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Thursday 10/22/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/23/2020 12Noon - 5pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Thursday 10/29/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/30/2020 12Noon - 5pm
  • Oaklyn Library - 3001 Oaklyn Drive, Evansville, 47711
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Thursday 10/22/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/23/2020 12Noon - 5pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Thursday 10/29/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/30/2020 12Noon - 5pm
  • Red Bank Library - 120 S Red Bank Road, Evansville, 47712
    • Monday 10/19/2020 - Thursday 10/22/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/23/2020 12Noon - 5pm
    • Monday 10/26/2020 - Thursday 10/29/2020 12Noon - 6pm
    • Friday 10/30/2020 12Noon - 5pm
  • Cedar Hall School - 2100 N Fulton Ave, Evansville, 47710
    • Saturday 10/24/2020 8am - 3pm
    • Saturday 10/31/2020 8:30am - 3pm
  • Northeast Park Baptist Church 1215 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, 47711
    • Saturday 10/24/2020 8am - 3pm
    • Saturday 10/31/2020 8am - 3pm

To learn more about early voting in Vanderburgh County as well as Election Day voting locations and a list of all candidates on the ballot visit IndianaVoters.in.gov and enter the requested personal information.

[Source: IndianaVoters.in.gov]

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