The 2012 Primary is almost here and Marion County wants you to be "election ready." Newly drawn precinct lines will have a big impact of where you vote on Tuesday, May 8.
"We anticipate one in three Marion County voters will have a new location on election day," said Marion County Press Secretary Angie Nussmeyer. "If you are going to vote, know where you go to vote."
Nussmeyer said since this is a presidential election year voters should expect a longer ballot that normal. If long-time Senator Richard Lugar gets his wish, turnout for Tuesday's primary will be high.
"I want everybody in the state to vote for me," said Senator Lugar, R-Indianapolis. "I am not asking anybody to 'crossover,' I am saying positively register your vote. If you do not, I may not able to continue serving you."
Lugar said he is not calling for crossover, although Nussmeyer said it is legal, but you may have to "show your work."
"You will be asked which party you want to participate in, Democrat or Republican. You have to let the poll workers know what type of ballot you want. It is possible for a Democrat or Republican to cross over, but know you could be subject to a challenge."
Nussmeyer said the odds of an actual challenge are rare, but it has happened. If you have any questions about the newly drawn precinct lines, or a possible change in voting location, call 327-VOTE(8683)
Election officials urge voters to find out where to go before May 8
Newly drawn precinct lines will have a big impact of where you vote on Tuesday, May 8.