Tuesday, September 2, 2014


A screen shows poll workers that a ballot has already been issued for voter who might attempt to vote twice. (Jennifer Shephard)
Elkhart County vote center: What happens if you try to vote twice?
Posted on May 6, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.

Everyone is talking about the new vote centers and voting machines on this primary election day, May 6. Truth staffers have been busy visiting many of the vote centers documenting the new process and getting the reaction of Elkhart County voters.

One question that keeps popping up is what happens if someone tries to vote twice at two different locations?

So, Chief Photographer Jennifer Shephard, with permission from county election officials, handed over her driver's license to a poll worker at the First Brethren Church in Nappanee around midday, after having voted first thing Tuesday in Elkhart.

The video tells the story. After the license was scanned it popped up on the screen as "ballot issued" alerting the poll worker that a ballot from this voter had already been cast. The process took just a quick minute to complete.