On election night, Tuesday, Nov. 6, local results will be posted on Stacey Page Online. We plan to provide all results as the polls close and precincts begin reporting at the Kosciusko County Justice Building.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Make sure you know where to vote. (See related story).
Passed during the 2005 legislative session, Indiana’s Voter ID Law requires Indiana residents to present a photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day. Since its enactment, the photo ID law has been successfully used in several local, state, and federal elections.
To be acceptable for voting purposes, an ID must meet the following four (4) criteria. The ID must:
- Display the voter’s photo.
2. Display the voter’s name, which must conform with the name on the voter registration record (an explanation of acceptable name variation follows).
3. Display an expiration date that is either current or expired no earlier than the date of the last Indiana General Election (in this case, Nov. 2, 2010). However, a document issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, or the Indiana National Guard that otherwise complies with these requirements is not required to include an expiration date, or may state that the document has an indefinite expiration date.
4. Be issued by an agency of the state of Indiana or the U.S. government. Generally, an Indiana driver’s license, Indiana photo ID card, U.S. Passport, or military ID is sufficient. Exemptions exist for the indigent, those with a religious objection to being photographed, and for elderly or disabled individuals living in state-licensed facilities where a precinct polling location is also located.
Persons with limited incomes, those with religious objections, and those who forget to bring adequate identification to the polls may cast a provisional ballot at the polls without photo identification.
As of Oct. 30, Indiana had 4,554,105 registered voters, according to the Statewide Voter Registration System. Kosciusko County has 49, 213 registered voters.