Boone County Clerk Penny Bogan said that first-time voters, or those who need to change their address or review their voter registration information, have several options.
Voter registration is open until April 7, through several methods. Voters can go to the clerk’s office or local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch; the deadline is the close of business April 7.
Online registration can be done through midnight April 7 at www.indianavoters.in.gov, or by mail. Those registering online must have a valid and current Indiana driver license or Indiana state ID issued by the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and the state BMV must have the applicant’s signature on file.
Absentee voting for Boone County’s May 6 primary election will begin April 8, Bogan said.
Applications for absentee ballots may be done at www.indianavoters.in.gov, or calling the county clerk’s office, 765-482-3510.
The deadline to request an application to vote by mail is 11:59 p.m. April 28.
Absentee votes may be cast between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the election office, room B3, in the basement of the Boone County Courthouse.
The office will also be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and May 3, and from 8 a.m. to noon May 5.A satellite voting site will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 12 at the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville.
Those who are unable to travel due to an illness or injury, are disabled, or who are a caretaker for someone at a private home, have until noon May 5 to apply to vote by travel board, Bogan said. “We will then call and schedule a time to come out to assist the voter with the absentee ballot,” Bogan said.
On the ballot are contested races for Republican or Democratic party nominations for several local, state and federal offices.