It’s Election Day 2014 throughout the United States. Voters will be going to the polls in Indiana to elect a slate of local candidates for county and state offices, school board, and Congressional seats. In Illinois and Michigan, voters will also be electing a governor and US senator.
Polling locations open in Indiana beginning at 6 am and close at 6 pm local time (counties on Central Time Zone close at 6 pm Central). Michigan’s polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm. Illinois’ polls open at 6 am and close at 7 pm.
Indiana voters will also need a proper government issued ID in order to cast a ballot. Local Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices are open early to assist voters needing to obtain an ID.
An acceptable form of ID includes a photo, the name of the voter, an expiration date, and is either issued by the state of Indiana or US federal government. An Indiana driver’s license, state ID card, military ID or US Passport are acceptable forms of identification in Indiana, as are student IDs issued at a public college that meet the four requirements mentioned. Licenses that expired sometime after the last election (November 6, 2012) are valid for the purposes of voter ID. However, expired licenses before this date are not valid. Click here for more information on voter ID requirements.
Check the South Bend Voice for results beginning after 6. We will be hosting an election night live blog throughout the evening.