Early/Absentee Voting now open!

Early and Absentee Voting now open at new location
Early and absentee voting begins today, April 8, and will continue through May 4 at the Monroe County Voter Registration Office. The new office is located at 401 W 7th St., Ste. 100 (in the Johnson Hardware Building).

Here is a schedule of the dates and hours for early and absentee-in-person voting:
  • Tuesday-Friday, April 8-11: 8:30 am - 6:00pm
  • Monday-Thursday, April 14-17: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm (the office will be closed for Good Friday)
  • Monday-Friday, April 21-25: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 26: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday, April 28-May 2: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 3: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday, May 5: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Don't forget to vote Democrat!

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Early/Absentee Voting guidelines

The May primary is just around the corner. This month, there are 2 important dates you should know. If any of these apply to you, please take action soon. And remember, VOTE DEMOCRAT!



Primary Voter Registration Ends

Less than a week remains for you to register to vote. You can register by:



Absentee Ballot Submissions Begin

If you won’t be in town on May 6 or meet any of the criteria below, make sure you get your absentee ballot and cast your vote! You can:


  • I am a voter with disabilities.
  • I am a voter at least 65 years of age.
  • I will have official election duties outside of my voting precinct.
  • I am a voter eligible to vote under the “fail-safe” procedures in IC 3-10-11 or 3-10-12.
  • I am scheduled to work at my regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • I will be confined to my residence, a health care facility, or a hospital due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • I will be caring for an individual confined to a private residence due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • I am unable to vote at the polls in person due to observance of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours the polls are open.
  • I am an address confidentiality program participant in the program administered by the Indiana Attorney General under IC 5-26.5-1-6.
  • I am a member of the military or public safety officer.
*Visit the Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division website for more information.



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Monroe County Clerk of the Circuit Courts, Linda Robbins, announces re-election bid

Monroe County Clerk of the Circuit Courts, Linda Robbins, announces re-election bid   Committed to fair and accurate elections, professionally serving the public and courts, and instituting secure records-management systems for the community, Linda Robbins today announced her intention to seek re-election as Clerk of the Courts in Monroe County. Robbins has been a dynamic influence in several innovative projects, using local partnerships to address important public concerns, and ushered in the modernization of elections.

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Kim Alexander Candidate Announcement for Bloomington Township Board

Dear Fellow Monroe County Democrats,

I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Bloomington Township Board.   I am running because I believe that government at the local level can make a positive impact on people’s lives, and it would be a privilege to serve the people of Bloomington Township. With the impact of I-69, there will be many challenging issues facing the township and I would like to be a part of solving them.

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Jack Davis seeking re-election to Perry Township Board

Incumbent Jack Davis is seeking re-election to the Perry Township Board, and would appreciate the opportunity to continue playing an instrumental role in helping Perry Township reach out to the less fortunate members of our community. As a 50 year resident of Monroe County, and a Perry Township Board member since 2005, Jack has worked diligently to help make the Township's partnerships with Martha's House, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and the Community Kitchen a reality. Jack is proud that the Perry Township Board has administered a Township Assistance Program that assists people with food, housing, utilities and medical care all while keeping the property tax rate of Perry Township among the lowest of Monroe County.  
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Yoder seeks election to Monroe County Council District 1 seat

Fellow Democrats: 

I am delighted to announce my candidacy for election to the Monroe County Council, District 1 seat. I was honored to be appointed to the seat by a caucus in January 2013, and I am committed to continuing my service to Monroe County.

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Ryan Cobine to Pursue Candidacy for Monroe County Council District 2 Seat

Ryan Cobine is seeking election to the district 2 Monroe County Council seat. "I'm excited at the prospect of helping Monroe County government serve the people," Cobine said. "With all the constraints and complexity of county government it is crucial to keep the Council's process of appropriating funds open and collaborative". "A key budget priority", said Cobine, "will be to make sure county government departments are supported so they can adapt to all the evolving expectations citizens have around sustainability and environmental changes--from extreme weather to I-69".

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Michelle Bright has announced seeking re-election as Benton Township Trustee

Michelle Bright has announced that she will seek re-election as Benton Township Trustee. Bright was voted into office in a Democratic caucus in March 2012 to replace the previous trustee, who the state has charged with misappropriating $97,000 in township funds.

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Robert Loviscek, Jr. announces candidacy for Bloomington Township Board

Dear Fellow Monroe County Democrats,

My name is Robert (Bob) Loviscek and on January 31st, I filed to run for Bloomington Township Board. I look forward to having conversations about issues facing members of the township community, and will work hard to understand the challenges and obstacles for township government in the future.

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Eric Spoonmore has announced he will seek election to the Perry Township Board

Spoonmore is employed by Indiana University at the Kelley School of Business where he manages student enrollment for the online MBA and MS degree programs. He also serves on the Board of Housing Quality Appeals for the City of Bloomington. 

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