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Are you registered to vote in the primary? Be sure before Monday. Here’s how
Plus, a look a head to the Lafayette Urban Ministry’s 50th, the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference and more
Just a few notes on a Sunday morning …
CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION: The deadline to register to vote in the May 3 primary is Monday, by midnight, ahead of the beginning of balloting on Tuesday.
Even if you’re sure you’re registered, checking ahead of Monday could take care of unexpected problems at the polls.
To register or check your registration, go to: IndianaVoters.com.
About the election: The May 3 primary will decide which candidates make the November general election in congressional. General Assembly, assorted county and township seats, precinct committee positions and delegates to the state party conventions. Voters may ask for either a Democratic or Republican ballot at the polling place.
On ballots: To see which races will be on your ballot, key your name and other fields into the look-up tool at IndianaVoters.com.
Here’s a full list of candidates running for elected positions in Tippecanoe County on Republican and Democratic primary tickets.
Early voting: … is available from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, starting Tuesday, April 5, at the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections, on the third floor of the County Office Building, 20 N. Third St. in Lafayette. There will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. hours on Saturday, April 23, and Saturday, April 30, in the elections office. The final day of early voting will be 8 a.m.-noon Monday, May 2.
There also will be early voting at these sites. The election board late last week updated the times for each site. Here they are:
9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 21: Lafayette Jefferson High School, 1801 S. 18th St.
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. April 23: Otterbein United Methodist Church, 405 E. Oxford St., Otterbein; Stockwell United Methodist Church, 6941 Church St., Stockwell; West Point Fire Station, 4949 Indiana 25 South.
Noon-6 p.m. April 25-30: Eastside Assembly of God, 6121 E. County Road 50 South; Faith West Community Center, 1920 Northwestern Ave.; Northend Community Center, 2000 Elmwood Ave.; Wea Ridge Baptist Church, 1051 E. County Road 430 South.
Note: Pay Less Super Markets in Lafayette and West Lafayette will not be early voting sites this year.
Election Day: Polls will be open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The county will have 17 vote centers open that day.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee will host its Spring 2022 Conference via a virtual interview with Tibor Spitz, an artist and Holocaust survivor, on Thursday, April 7. Spitz was 10, growing up in Slovakia, when schools were closed to Jews and other rights started being stripped from the Jewish community. According to the Holocaust Remembrance Committee: “In the winter of 1944, Tibor and his family escaped to the forest where the five of them huddled for 200 days in an underground box that Tibor’s brother had engineered. All of the members of the family survived the brutal winter and were liberated in the spring of 1945.” A chemical engineer, Spitz was sent to Cuba by the Czech Communist regime. He eventually sought asylum in Canada. He’s now retired in New York, working his art. The title of his presentation, centered on his art and his experience during the Holocaust: “The Art Cured Me.” The interview will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7. To register for the Zoom link to the virtual event, go to: www.glhrc.org.
Has it been 50 years, already? Lafayette Urban Ministry, a faith-based social service agency backed by a coalition of congregations, will mark that milestone at 7p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette. The 50th anniversary celebration will benefit LUM’s Good Samaritan Fund, a financial assistance program to help with utility bills, rent, prescriptions and other needs. The event will feature entertainment from LUM groups and supporters, including the LUM Children’s Chorus, LUM Ecumenical Choir directed by Eileen Weiss and featuring singers from more than 20 local churches, a duet by Onyx Uzomah and Derrick Williams-Bacon, an ensemble featuring Linda Hicks & friends, and Briton Weise. For more information or for tickets, go to LUMserve.org/50th-anniversary; email LUM at lum@LUMserve.org; or call 765-423-2691.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North St. in downtown Lafayette, will have a charity art auction and Lenten concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Proceeds from the art auction’s Lenten Exhibition will go to Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, a nonprofit that works with homeless families in and around Tippecanoe County. More details: Here’s a link.
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