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What you need to know to vote in the primary election

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The municipal primary elections are here.

The polls open at 6 a.m. in Allen County, Fort Wayne, Grabill, New Haven, and Leo-Cedarville, and close at 6 p.m.

There is no primary election this year for voters who are not within the city limits of any of the towns mentioned above.

Do you know what’s on your ballot? What about your polling place?

Below is a guide to make sure you’re in the right spot and have what you need to cast your vote in the primary election.

Is your voter registration valid? 

Before you even leave the house to vote, you need to make sure your voter registration is valid.

Click here to check your voter registration.

Know who and what is on your ballot 

When you get into the polling booth, do you know who you’ll be voting for? Are there any special referendums that you’ll need to decide on?

Click here to learn who’s on your ballot.

Where is my polling location? 

Click here to find your polling location. You can also call your county election office.

In some parts of the state, the polling location may close an hour later due to the different time zones.

Know what to bring and what not to bring to the polls

In order to cast a vote in Indiana, you’ll need a government-issued ID. You could use your driver’s license, a government-issued photo ID card, a passport or a military ID. (If you forget your ID on Election Day, you can cast a provisional ballot. You’ll have 10 days after the election to follow up with the county election board.)

Make sure you don’t wear clothing that supports a certain candidate or a party. Campaign signs are prohibited inside the polling location.

If you have a problem, what do you do? 

The Indiana Election Division is here to help you should you run into any issues.

Give them a call at 317-232-3939 or contact your county elections office.

If you have a complaint about your polling place’s accessibility or possible fraud, call 866-461-8683.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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