Here’s everything you need to know before Election Day

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The Gist

Tuesday, Nov. 7, is General Election Day in Indiana. That means registered voters across the state will go to the polls to participate in the 2023 municipal elections. There are some big races in play. On the ballot, voters will be able to choose from a variety of candidates running for offices, such as mayor, city and town council, clerk treasurer, and city court judge. 

Meanwhile, some school districts are also asking residents to approve or renew referendums to raise money.  There are some contentious mayoral races on the ballot in Carmel, Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, and Muncie. 

What’s happening

Indiana recognizes Tuesday as a state holiday, which means state offices and courts and county offices are closed. It’s also the deadline to turn in vote-by-mail ballots. If you received an absentee ballot for the election, you must submit it to your county election office by 6 p.m. tomorrow.

What you need to know

  • All polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  (Don’t worry if you can’t make it until 6 p.m., as you will still be allowed to vote if you’re in line by that time.) 
  • Bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity on election day. In most cases, an Indiana driver’s license, military ID or U.S. Passport is sufficient.
  • You can check the status of your voting registration beforehand, specific locations to cast your vote, and which candidates and issues are on your ballot. Visit the Indiana voter registration guide online. 

Oh, and then there’s this …

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