After the speeches, political ads and debating its finally here Election Day
Posted: 11/06/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Truth Staff
After all the speeches, the unending stream of political ads, the debating, the attacking, itís time to weigh in.
Polls open today, Nov. 6, at 6 a.m. and they close at 6 p.m. For information on polling locations, precinct maps and the candidates on the ballot, go to www.elkhartcountyclerk.com.
For archived election news reports and election results, once they start coming in, go to www.etruth.com/section/election.
The presidential race between President Obama and Mitt Romney, is, of course, the main event. But itís hardly the only race.
Among main party contenders, Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly are battling hard for the U.S. Senate here. Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence are facing off for governor of Indiana. Republican Jackie Walorski and Democrat Brendan Mullen are scrapping for the 2nd District seat in the U.S. House.
Thereís a race for the District 12 Indiana Senate seat between Republican Carlin Yoder, the incumbent, and Democrat Jim Ball. In the race for the District 48 Indiana House seat, Democrat Dan Morrison is challenging Republican Tim Neese, the incumbent.
Five candidates are running for three at-large posts on the Elkhart County Council and numerous school board spots are up for grabs, among others.
Hereís some more information:
ē Voting problems: If you have a voting problem, the Elkhart County Clerkís Office suggests calling 535-6774, 535-6770, 535-6476 or 535-6775. Call 262-4213 to reach the Democratic Party here or 533-1555 to reach the Republican Party.
ē Identification: You need to present an ID card to vote. If you donít have one, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 6.
ē Getting to polling places: The Interurban Trolley for Elkhart and Goshen will provide free rides on Election Day.
Heart City Rider, Goshen Transit Service and ADA riders may also ride free to and from polling sites from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free fare rides will be given only to people going to vote, while all other trips will be charged regular fares. Voters must tell Ace Cab that their purpose for the trip is to vote when calling for a ride. Call the Michiana Area Council of Governments at 674-8894 for transit information.
For a ride from the Republican Party, call 533-1555 or 596-3717. To reach the Democratic Party for a ride, call 262-4213 or 575-3629.