Primary early voting set to begin

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Early voting is set to start in Allen County one week before the primary. On Wednesday, May 1, five locations will open for voters to cast their ballots early.

The Rousseau Centre downtown, Indiana Wesleyan (Fort Wayne), Salomon Farm Park, Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus and the Public Safety Academy will be open for early voting from May 1 to May 3 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and May 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The final day to vote early is Monday, May 6 in the Rousseau Centre lobby only from 8 a.m.-noon. 

Tuesday, April 30 is the deadline for applications to vote by mailed absentee ballot to the Allen County Election Board. Mailed ballots must be returned to the Board office by noon on Election Day, Tuesday, May 7. 

The Election Board notes not every Allen County voter can participate in the primary election. First, the voter must live in the city limits of Fort Wayne or New Haven, or within town limits of Grabill or Leo-Cedarville.  

Also, the voter must choose which political party to vote for in the primary. There is a Republican primary in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Grabill and Leo-Cedarville, but there is only a Democratic primary in Fort Wayne. 

Voters can verify their registration and poling location at or by calling the Election Board at 260-449-7154. The website also has election information and sample ballots.   

On Election Day, voters are required to bring a state issued ID to the polls. 

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