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Elkhart County Clerk
Located inside the courthouse in beautiful downtown Goshen, the Elkhart County Clerk's office serves all year round to organize elections, inform voters on registration, candidate information, organize poll workers, and provide a central location for all of your voting needs.
Inportant information for the 2014 Primary Election
Election Day - May 6
April 7 - Voter Registration closes, follow this link for more information.
April 8 - In person absentee voting begins. Click here for more information about absentee voting.
What is a Vote Center?
The vote center model provides flexibility to a voter as they are no longer required to cast their ballot at a specific location based on the neighborhood they live in. Instead an eligible voter may cast their ballot at any designated center within the County that is convenient to them - close to their job, close to their child's school, on the way to run errands, in other words at any vote center they choose. Vote centers require the use of an electronic poll-book, which is instantaneously updated as ballots are cast.
There is no longer a "wrong" place to vote! Your ballot will be available at any vote center within the County.
Vote centers provide convenience to the voters, and also reduce the number of workers each political party needs to recruit, thus reducing payroll costs for the county election board.
Vote centers allow for up-to-the minute tracking of voter turnout, which is useful for parties in their "get-out-the-vote" drives, and also allows the election board to provide turnout information to the media throughout the day.
Vote centers drastically reduce the number of provisional ballots cast, as every ballot style is available for any voter at every center.
Vote centers provide additional savings to the counties due to decreased precinct supplies, payroll costs and ballot waste.
Learn more about vote centers at the Indiana Secretary of State website: http://in.gov/sos/elections/3574.htm