When and where Wayne County voters can vote in the primaries
RICHMOND, Ind. – Wayne County voters have 12 more hours on Tuesday to vote in the primary election at eight locations.
Polling stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The eight voting centers are:
- Kuhlman Center at Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Road;
- First English Lutheran Church, 2727 National Road E.;
- Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1108 NH St.;
- First Baptist Church, 1601 S. A St.;
- Lifespring North Church, 5600 US 27 N.;
- Centerville Christian Church Family Center, 106 E. Main St., Centerville.
- Golay Center, 1007 E. Main St., Cambridge City; and
- Hagerstown New Testament Church, 6752 W. Main St., Hagerstown.
Whitewater Community Television will air a results show beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Comcast Channel 11 as well as on WCTV’s website – wctv.info – and Facebook page. Pal Item will also post the results and an article on the election Tuesday night online at www.pal-item.com.
In the primary, a voter must choose a Republican or Democratic ballot to select the party’s candidates for the Nov. 8 general election.
There are seven contested Republican races facing Wayne County voters:
- State Rep, District 56: Incumbent Brad Barrett vs. Mark A. Pierce;
- Listener: Kimberly Walton Holder vs. Mark A. Hoelscher;
- District 1 Commissioner: Brad Dwenger vs. incumbent Ken Paust;
- County Council District 3: Incumbent Beth Leisure v Carol A. Study;
- Abington Township Administrator: Incumbent Chelsie Buchanan v Steven Kaiser;
- Wayne Township Council: Rick Galloway and incumbents Diane Dwyer Blackwell, Terri Smith and Marilyn Sowers vie for three spots;
- United States Representative, Sixth District: Incumbent Greg Pence vs. James Dean Alspach.
WCTV has produced IN Focus programs which can be viewed in the “Watch Online” section of wctv.info. The programs were with candidates in Republican contested races for commissioner, county board, auditor, and state representative.
The only disputed Democratic race for voters in Wayne County is for U.S. Representative for the Sixth District, a race that pits George Thomas Holland against Cynthia (Cinde) Wirth.
Wayne County voters are using a new voting system this year. The Indiana Secretary of State funded the purchase of all the equipment necessary to modify the local voting procedure.
Voters register as before, but individualized ballots for their constituency will be printed for them. Voters then stand in private voting booths to fill in their ballots. The boxes must be filled with ink; ticks and Xs are not enough. Voters then process their ballots through a scanner before leaving the polling place.
With COVID-19 cases dwindling, masks are optional when voting; however, poll workers will follow certain COVID-19 protocols, such as additional cleaning and sanitizing of pens used to vote.