The coronavirus is changing elections across the state and here locally

Several changes have taken place due to the coronavirus and when the primary election takes place is one of them. Since the governor pushed primary election day back to June 2nd voters now have until May 4th to register to vote.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 5:49 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 7:51 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)-Several changes have taken place due to the coronavirus and when the primary election takes place is one of them. Since the governor pushed primary election day back to June 2nd voters now have until May 4th to register to vote. Along with that voters now have until May 21st to fill out an application to vote absentee.

Tippecanoe county clerk Julie Roush says she expects voter turnout to be lower. Not only due to election day taking place later but also due to the fact that several people won't want to vote in person.

“I think there will be a lower turn out just because this time is very unprecedented,” said Roush. “You also have to look at that the Purdue students are no longer here that was a large number of people that normally would vote in this election for president."

Roush says they are seeing a large influx of absentee ballots. She said they likely won’t have a tally the night of elections since they don't have a way to quickly count paper ballots. The governor has given election offices 10 days after elections are over to gather the results. Roush wants to remind voters that they are not accepting absentee ballots for the November election. If they are sent in they will be returned to the voter. 

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