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Polls open for primary elections

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The polls are open as people begin voting in the primary election.

Voters will choose who they want to represent their respective party in various positions on the state and local level.

One of the main races that has come to the forefront is for the Republican Senate candidate spot.

Former state Rep. Mike Braun and U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita have engaged in a heated race many are calling the nastiest in the nation. The winner of the primary will challenge Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly during the general election in the fall.

Many Democrats are also watching the race for Indiana's 3rd Congressional District U.S. Representative. Courtney Tritch, Tommy Schrader, and John Roberson are all hoping to represent Democrats in that race against Congressman Jim Banks.

There are also several smaller elections on the local level, including hotly contested races in St. Joseph Township.

As you head to your polling place, you'll want to be prepared and know what to do when you get there. Here are some important pieces of information to remember:

  • Take your state I.D. 
  • You can only vote for races in the party you declare
  • Make sure you go to the correct polling place for your home address
  • Voting runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Indiana Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Ohio

If you live in Allen County, Indiana, you can find your polling place here.

People who live in other Indiana counties can go here to find their correct polling place.

People voting in Ohio can search for their polling place here.


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