RiseNWI and Legacy Foundation Team Up for Voter Q&A Session

RiseNWI and Legacy Foundation Team Up for Voter Q&A Session

Legacy Foundation and RiseNWI team up to present a live question and answer session for Lake County, Indiana voters. Election Day is less than two weeks away. With so many rules and changes, it can be hard to know how, where and when to vote. On Tuesday, October 27, from 1 – 1:30 pm, Legacy Foundation and RiseNWI will answer voter questions live on Zoom and Facebook. Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1001436047033663. 

The half-hour session will cover the following topics, plus take questions from viewers.

Early Voting

  • Lake County, Indiana has eleven early voting locations.
  • As a registered voter in Lake County, you can visit any of the eleven locations to vote early.
  • Early voting includes evening and weekend options.
  • Early voting closes at noon on Monday, November 2. 

Voting Absentee-by-Mail

  • Voters must request an absentee-by-mail ballot by Thursday, October 22.
  • There are two options to request an absentee-by-mail ballot:
    • Online at Indianavoters.com by 11:59 pm on October 22.
    • In-person at the Lake County Election Office by 4:30 pm on October 22.
  • If you feel that you have held on to your ballot too long to put it in the mail, you can drop off your completed ballot to the Lake County election office.
  • You must submit your completed ballot to the county election office by 12:00 pm on Election Day. If your ballot is not received by the election office by this time, your vote will not count.

Voting on Election Day

  • All Lake County, Indiana polling places will be open 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3.
  • You must visit the polling location assigned to you. Visit IndianaVoters.com to verify your designated polling place.

ID requirements for both early voting and voting on Election Day

  • To vote in Indiana, you must have a government-issued ID that includes your name, your photo, and expiration date (can be current or expired sometime after November 6, 2018). Your ID can be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. Government. Examples include: driver’s license, Government photo ID card, passport, military ID. A student ID from an Indiana state school can be used. A private institution ID cannot be used.

Voters with disabilities (both early voting and on Election Day)

  • Voters who need assistance may designate a friend or relative or receive assistance from a certified poll worker. Accommodations should be available to allow individuals with blindness or low vision to cast their vote privately, and wheelchair users or individuals who cannot stand for a long period of time should be allowed seating accommodations while voting.

Language needs at polls (Early and Election Day)

  • Polling machines can be switched to Spanish; simply ask a poll worker for assistance.

Questions or experience issues at the polls?

  • Contact the Lake County Election Office at 219-755-3795.