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8 things to know before 2016 Primary Election Day

Last Updated on November 17, 2019 by cassnetwork

Here are a few things you should know in advance of the May 3 primary election.

Who’s on the ballot?

It’s a presidential election, but there are other federal, state and local offices to vote for, too. See who is on the ballot in Cass County, Indiana here.

Are you registered to vote?

If you’re not sure, check your registration here. The deadline to register to vote in the May 3 primary is Monday, April 4, 2016. If you need to register, you can do it online using the Indiana Voters app, or by visiting IndianaVoters.com, or you can submit an application to register in person at the local county clerk’s office or any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch.

In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States,
  • be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general, municipal, or special election,
  • have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the next general, municipal, or special election (except for certain military voters); and
  • not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

If you don’t register to vote in the primary but want to vote in November, the voter registration deadline is Oct. 11, 2016.

Where is the Cass County Clerk’s Office?

The voter registration office is located on the 1st floor of the Cass County Government Building (Courthouse). There’s a lot of construction happening there right now, so you’ll need to use the entrance on the west side of the building, off of 3rd Street.

When and where can I vote?

Early absentee voting will take place on the 3rd floor of the Cass County Government Building/Courthouse. (Because of construction, they won’t be using the garage this year — you’ll actually have to go into the Courthouse. Use the entrance on the west side of the building, off of 3rd St. Bring your ID. Any registered Cass County voter can vote early at this location.

Hours are:
Monday through Friday (April 5-29) from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

Monday, May 2, 9 a.m. to noon

Saturday, April 23 and April 30, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vote Centers will be open Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Election Day, Tuesday, May 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Logansport Mall – 3900 E. Market, Logansport
6th St. Senior Center – 115 S. 6th St, Logansport
4-H Fairgrounds – CR 125 N, Logansport
Galveston Community Center – 101 S. Park Road, Galveston
Walton Fire Station – 110 S. Depot St., Walton
Royal Center Town Hall – 104 E. North St, Royal Center
Twelve Mile Fire Station (Election Day Only), 6945 N Jefferson, Twelve Mile

What should I bring with me to the polls?

A photo ID. You’ll receive a blue postcard from the Cass County Clerk’s Office listing voting locations but you do not need to bring it with you, as Cass County is now using electronic pollbooks.

What if I can’t get to any of those locations?

Absentee ballots are available by mail here. Requests for ballots by mail must be received by April 25. Requests for travel board must be received by noon on May 2. Contact the Cass County Clerk’s Office at (574) 753-7870 for additional information for military and those overseas.

What are your rights?

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is proud to offer Hoosiers the 2016 Indiana Voter’s Bill of Rights.

This publication explains your rights regarding:

  • the types of ballots to be used
  • if you’re waiting in line when the polls close
  • who to contact if your rights are violated

Still have questions?

Contact the Cass County Clerk’s Office at (574) 753-7870 or the  Hoosier Voter Hotline at 800-IN-1-VOTE.