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As campaign season rolls on: A guide, so far
A collection of candidate Q&As, ballot lookup tools and voting sites as you sort things out ahead of the Nov. 8 election
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AS CAMPAIGN SEASON ROLLS ON
One week of early voting down, heading for Nov. 8.
Here, the candidate Q&As continue to roll out. Expect more this week in local races.
But as you’re looking for candidate information, here’s a quick list of some of the resources out there.
WHO IS ON YOUR BALLOT?
The Indiana Secretary of State’s portal is a good choice for that. Go to IndianaVoters.com and click on “Who’s on the ballot.” It will ask for your name and a few other things and then kick out the names and races you’ll find on your ballot.
Vote411.org, powered by the League of Women Voters, offers a similar feed. Key in your address and get ballot information, voter guides, candidate Q&As and more.
IndianaCitizen.org offers a ballot search and candidate Q&As here.
The resources for candidate Q&As, debate replays and other ways to gauge positions continues to grow in the weeks ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Here’s a sampling. (I’ll update and repost in the coming days.)
Candidates in West Lafayette, Lafayette and Tippecanoe school board races answered Based in Lafayette questions here:
The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette offered candidates written and video interviews in LSC, TSC and West Lafayette school board races. Find the page with links to the three races here.
Four of the seven Indiana House and Indiana Senate seats with districts that include Tippecanoe County are contested. (Incumbents running uncontested: Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, District 22; Rep. Sharon Negele, R-Attica, District 13; and Rep. Heath VanNatter, R-Kokomo, District 38.) Here are the Q&As with candidates in the contested races.
Tippecanoe County races
Township trustee races
League of Women Voters interviews and Q&As
The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette also offered candidates written and video interviews in contests for Tippecanoe County offices, five Indiana House and two Indiana Senate seats, congressional races and township trustee positions. Here are the links:
Here’s a compilation of coverage and video from a handful of debates in local races.
Takeaways from a House District 26 debate, WBAA, Oct. 5, Democrat Chris Campbell and Republican Fred Duttlinger: Story and audio here.
Tippecanoe County sheriff’s debate, Democrat Bob Goldsmith and Republican Jason Huber, WLFI, Sept. 29, divided into three segments
Township trustee debates, WLFI, Oct. 4
Fairfield Township, Democrat Monica Casanova and Republican April O’Brien
Wabash Township, Democrat Angel Valentin and Republican Eric Hoppenjans
WHERE CAN YOU VOTE EARLY AND ONE ELECTION DAY IN TIPPECANOE COUNTY
EARLY VOTING SITES: Early voting opened Oct. 12 at the County Office Building in downtown Lafayette. Satellite early voting sites will open, starting Saturday, Oct. 22, in various locations.
Here’s a list of times, dates and locations.
Oct. 17-21: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St.
Oct. 22: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ivy Hall, Ivy Tech Community College, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette; and Wabash Township Fire Station No. 2, 51 S. Newman Road, West Lafayette
Oct. 24-28: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St.
Oct. 25: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tippecanoe County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1400 Teal Road, Lafayette.
Oct. 26: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mackey Arena, East Entrance, 900 John Wooden Drive, West Lafayette.
Oct. 29: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St.
Oct. 29: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 405 E. Oxford St., Otterbein; West Point Fire Station, 4949 Indiana 25, West Point; and Clarks Hill Christian Church, 9510 Pearl St., Clarks Hill.
Oct. 31-Nov. 4: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St.
Nov. 2-5: noon-6 p.m., Wea Ridge Baptist Church, 1051 E. County Road 430 South, Lafayette; Eastside Assembly of God Church, 6121 E. County Road 50 South, Lafayette; Faith West Community Center, 1920 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette; and Northend Community Center, 2000 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette.
Nov. 5: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St.
Nov. 7: 8 a.m.-noon, Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St.
ELECTION DAY SITES: The county will have 16 polling places open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters in Tippecanoe County may vote at any vote center. Note: The county will not use Faith East Community Center, one of the more popular vote centers, due to construction.
Battle Ground Fire Station No. 1, 112 North St., Battle Ground
Tippecanoe Volunteer Fire Station No. 2, 448 W. County Road 650 North, West Lafayette
Faith West Community Center, 1920 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette
Margerum City Hall, 222 N. Chauncey Ave., West Lafayette
Krach Leadership Center, Purdue University, 1198 Third St., West Lafayette
Wabash Township Fire Station No. 1, 2899 Klondike Road, West Lafayette
Lafayette City Hall, 20 N. Sixth St.
Northend Community Center, 2000 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette
Lafayette Fire Station No. 5, 750 N. Creasy Lane, Lafayette
Eastside Assembly of God, 6121 E. County Road 50 South, Lafayette
Tippecanoe County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1400 Teal Road, Lafayette
River City Community Center, 2842 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette
Evangelical Covenant Church, 3600 S. Ninth St., Lafayette
Wea Ridge Baptist Church, 1051 E. County Road 430 South
Gathering Point Church, 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton
Stockwell United Methodist Church, 6941 Church St., Stockwell
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