Welcome to Election Day: A last-minute Voter Guide
Plus, West Lafayette makes moves on panhandling near intersections, Airbnb-style zoning rules and a BMV move the city absolutely hates. And, tickets available for George W. Bush, coming to Purdue.
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WELCOME TO ELECTION DAY: A LAST-MINUTE VOTER GUIDE
The final day of early voting in Tippecanoe County came with a 45-minute wait after the noon cutoff. The tally after the first month of voting: 16,060 in-person voters, along with another 2,220 mail-in ballots, according to county election office counts Monday.
Here’s what’s at stake and how to navigate things today.
CHECK WHO IS ON YOUR BALLET
The Indiana Secretary of State’s portal has that. Go to IndianaVoters.com and click on “Who’s on the 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.
WHERE TO VOTE TIPPECANOE COUNTY
Polls are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday. With Tippecanoe County’s new MicroVote Infinity System, expect poll workers to walk you through how to use the push-button voting machines and how to check the paper trail before leaving you to it.
The county has 16 vote centers open today. Tippecanoe County voters may go to any of the polling places in the county. Bring a valid ID. If you wind up with questions, the Indiana Secretary of State will staff its toll-free Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE, where voters may speak directly to a representative for information, polling locations and to file grievances.
Polling places …
Lafayette City Hall, 20 N. Sixth St., Lafayette
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, 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
Outside Lafayette/West Lafayette
Tippecanoe Volunteer Fire Station No. 2, 448 W. County Road 650 North, West Lafayette
Battle Ground Fire Station No. 1, 112 North St., Battle Ground
Gathering Point Church, 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton
Stockwell United Methodist Church, 6941 Church St., Stockwell
CANDIDATE Q&As IN RACES TO WATCH
Candidates in West Lafayette, Lafayette and Tippecanoe school board races answered Based in Lafayette questions here:
League Q&As, U.S. House, 4th District: Republican Jim Baird vs. Democrat Roger Day
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 Based in Lafayette Q&As with candidates in the contested races.
Note: Also find Q&As and video interviews, where available, from the League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette.
Tippecanoe County races
Township trustee races
Election Day updates today, tonight: For updates during the day and links to results after polls close, follow me on Twitter (yes, I’m still on Twitter): @davebangert.
THE BMV, PANHANDLING AND AIRBNBs: WEST SIDE, UPDATES
Here are a few updates from Monday’s West Lafayette City Council meeting on a handful of moves previewed here over the weekend.
ON THE BMV: The city council voted unanimously to tell the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles that it doesn’t like the idea of losing the West Lafayette license branch. Doesn’t like it, at all.
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