(Switzerland County, Ind.) - An innovative new way of voting has begun in Switzerland County.
Travelling voting centers will be setting up at different locations across the county through Election Day, November 6. Switzerland County voters are allowed to vote at any of the vote centers, no matter what precinct they live in.
The vote center’s first stop was at the Moorefield Firehouse on Wednesday and Thursday So far, the new method has been well-received.
“I’ve gotten a lot of compliments about it,” said Switzerland County Clerk Kim Hambrick. “Some people like the fact they don’t have to go to their polling place in order to vote.”
Hambrick says the travelling polling places have been unpopular with some candidates. Candidates traditionally campaign outside the polling places on Election Day, but now they have to spend several days welcoming voters.
Here is the remaining vote center schedule:
-East Enterprise Firehouse - Friday, October 26 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
-Patriot Town Hall - Monday, October 29 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 30 from 2:00-7:00 p.m.
-Florence Firehouse - Wednesday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 1 from 2:00-7:00 p.m.
-Switzerland County Technology Building - Friday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 3, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; and Monday, November 5 from 2:00-7:00 p.m.
On Election Day, there will be only one polling place in the entire county. That is at the Switzerland County Technology Building, 708 West Seminary Street, Vevay, during the standard Indiana Election Day voting hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Residents are reminded that they still need to show a government-issues photo ID in order to cast a ballot, whether at a travelling vote center or their regular polling place.
Switzerland County residents with questions about voting or the travelling vote centers can contact the Switzerland County Clerk of Courts Office at (812) 427-4415 or e-mail email@example.com.