The Nov. 3, 2020 general election will be likely be administered under the standard prevailing laws and rules in the state of Indiana.
That’s what Monroe County election board members are assuming, based on discussion at their regular meeting on Thursday.
That would mean no-excuse absentee balloting, which was enacted just for this year’s primary election by Indiana’s state election commission, won’t be in place for the general election.
So Monroe County board members are planning to use all 34 election day polling sites in November, not just the seven that were used for the June 2 primary.
The four-member bi-partisan state commission decided in late March to allow voters to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail for any reason.
Allowing no-excuse absentee voting was an effort to reduce the number of people voting in person at the polls on election day, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic virus. Continue reading “Monroe County clerk on 2020 general election: “I know seven polling sites are not going to cut it in November.””