Clerk reminds voters of Primary deadlines

As a reminder to the voters of Ripley County, Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Clerk of the Circuit Court, announced that in-person absentee voting at the Ripley County Courthouse will begin on Tuesday, April 8. Registered voters may vote for Primary election candidates in the election room of the clerk’s office from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Voters must present a government issued photo identification such as driver's license or BMV issued Identification card. In an effort to save tax dollars, all in-person absentee voting will be done electronically on touch screen electronic voting machines. There will be no paper ballots available in the clerk’s office. Paper ballots will still be available, however, for those absentee voters who vote by mail or by a traveling board. In-person absentee or early voting will continue until Monday, May 5, at noon. For the convenience of the voters, the office will be open, having extended hours on Saturday, April 26, and Saturday, May 3. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 6.

For those wishing to vote in the May Primary but are not yet registered, they may register until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 7. Registration may be done via the Ripley County website at, in the election office of the courthouse, or by calling the office to have a form mailed.

In addition, for those needing applications for absentee ballots by mail or by traveling board may call the office at 812-689-4783.

Secretary of State's message on voting

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson also reminds young Hoosiers who will turn 18 before the General Election that they may register to vote and vote in the Primary Election.

Voters who choose to mail their registration must have a postmarked date of April 7 or before. Registrations postmarked after this date will not be accepted. Voter registration forms and submitting instructions are available at

Military families are encouraged to remind those serving overseas to register and request an absentee ballot. Active duty military members and their spouses should register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application to ensure they receive their absentee ballot on time. The application can be completed online at

Hoosiers who are not sure if they are registered can confirm their registration online at Voters may also request an absentee ballot and verify their polling location on at the above online address.



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