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Early Voting

Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Second effort to identify outdated voter records underway

INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson has identified 727,000 potentially inaccurate voter registration records across Indiana.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Apathy is the early leader in Lake voting

CROWN POINT | Lake County isn't voting early or often this month.

April 28, 2014 9:14 am

EDITORIAL: Stop squabbling at voters' expense

Election shenanigans have already begun in Porter County.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County early voting site battle goes on

VALPARAISO | Despite both parties saying they wanted to be reasonable and find a compromise location for the early voting location in Valparaiso, neither side wanted to accept the other's proposals.

March 21, 2014 4:19 pm

Clerk: Early voting in Republican primary on the rise in suburban Cook County

The southeast suburbs of Cook County maintained a strong preference for Democratic Party candidates among those who cast ballots at early voting centers in anticipation of Tuesday's primary elections.

March 17, 2014 12:51 pm

Porter election board to buy electronic poll books, printers

VALPARAISO | By approving only two early voting locations in Porter County, the county's Election Board reduced the number of printers it will need to buy for the primary election.

March 15, 2014 5:52 pm

Election Board rejects Valpo early voting sites

VALPARAISO | Interparty squabbling prevented the Porter County Election Board on Friday from approving an early voting location in Valparaiso for the May 6 primary.

March 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Porter County debates moving early voting sites

VALPARAISO | The debate over moving the early voting locations out of the voter registration office in Valparaiso and the Porter County clerk's office in Portage could also impact the Chesterton early voting site and a proposed south county one.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
Slow start to early voting across Illinois

Slow start to early voting across Illinois

CHICAGO | Voters trickled into the polls Monday, the first day of early voting for primary contests that'll help determine Illinois' next governor, a U.S. senator and numerous local offices.

March 03, 2014 3:32 pm Photos


Voter participation is focus for secretary of state challenger

Voter participation is focus for secretary of state challenger

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Beth White vowed Monday to improve Indiana's dismal voter turnout record if she is elected secretary of state next year.

November 04, 2013 1:10 pm

Pence signs 291 new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.

May 13, 2013 8:00 pm Related

Early voting opens for two Porter County school issues

VALPARAISO | Early voting started Monday for Porter County's school referendums in Hebron and Union Township.

April 08, 2013 3:03 pm
High school seniors cast their ballots in Gary

High school seniors cast their ballots in Gary

GARY | Counselors at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy High School provided seniors with the opportunity to register to vote this fall at the school. History teacher Katie Mis allowed the students to complete the forms as they reported to her class.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Lake, Porter County early voting totals exceed 2008

Lake, Porter County early voting totals exceed 2008

CROWN POINT | Someone had to lock the front door of the Lake County Government Complex about noon Monday to bring an end to the heavy balloting that characterized the final days of the early voting period.

November 05, 2012 6:00 pm Photos


Early voting in Porter County could top record-breaking 2008 election

Early voting in Porter County could top record-breaking 2008 election

VALPARAISO | Early voting in Porter County is stronger this year than the last record-breaking presidential election in 2008, according to a local election official.

November 03, 2012 6:15 pm

Make sure military votes are all counted properly

I do not like early voting, especially when it is a month early. A lot has been happening within the last 30 days, like the Benghazi debacle and the debates.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am

Early voting a growing trend

CHICAGO | When the president cast his early ballot Thursday in Chicago, he joined the rapidly growing ranks of Chicagoans who have already taken to the polls.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am

Officials predict large early vote in Illinois

CHICAGO | The number of votes cast in parts of Illinois before Election Day could top records set four years ago, some officials predicted Monday as residents trickled to the polls for the first day of early voting in the state.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am

Avoid long lines by voting early, Lake County elections director says

CROWN POINT | Ballots by the thousands have showered down the mail chute and through the door, but Lake County election officials would like to see more.

October 22, 2012 6:45 pm
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