Social distancing results in changes to June 2 election

COVID-19 has resulted in several changes to the Tuesday, June 2, Primary Election in Ohio County.

The polling place for in-person voting in town has been moved to Rising Sun High School. The change will allow greater social distancing for voters. The polling places at the highway garage and Bear Branch Fire Department remain the same. 

The Ohio County Election Board strongly encourages everyone to vote by mail. To request a mail-in ballot, you must first file an application. You can find the application online at Indianavoters.in.gov. Click the box that says “Get Absentee Forms.”

Applications must be received by Thursday, May 21.

The form is fillable online or you can print it and fill in by hand. After it is filled out, you can email it to the Ohio County Clerk at Jstegemiller@ohiocountyin.gov, or print it and mail to the Ohio County Clerk, P.O. Box 185 Rising Sun, IN 47040 

You also may call the clerk’s office at 812-438-2610 to request an application. 

Ballots must be returned to the Ohio County Clerk’s office by the end of the business day Monday, June 1. 

Ballots not received before this date will not be counted based on state law. Request and submit your ballot as soon as possible.

Early voting at the courthouse also changed. It begins Saturday, May 26, and ends Monday, June 1, at noon. 

Contact the clerk’s office at 812-438-2610, or Jstegemiller@ohiocountyin.gov.