Voters experience voting pains

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Vigo county voters are running into a few growing pains this Tuesday as they head to the polls.

Primary Election day kicked off in Indiana at 6 o’clock this morning.

News 10 headed to Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute and found voters were in line on average for 15 to 20 minutes.

Jay Favre, a Vigo County voter was not happy with the new process, he says “Now some lady is talking about we have to get some sort of ticket thing. I don’t even know what they are talking about. It was a lot simpler when we went to our local areas and walked through the line. It wasn’t all this mess. I don’t think I stood in line to vote my entire life.”

Due to the long lines several voters are not waiting to vote and leaving before they cast their ballots.

Isabel Ugo, an official Electronic Clerk says voters can’t do that after checking-in and getting a ticket.

“We have found out, they can not do that because they can give that ticket to someone else. So they’re saying once voters sign-in they have to stay to vote. Once they get that ticket they can not leave, if they leave they can not vote.” said Ugo.

The polling centers are open till 6pm Tuesday. Officials ask that voters don’t sign-in unless they plan to wait in line.

VOTING CENTERS: 

Vigo County Annex, 127 Oak Street, Terre Haute

Baesler’s Market, 2900 Poplar Street, Terre Haute

Old State Police Post, 7751 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute

Valley Grill, 2170 N. 3rd Street, Terre Haute

Booker T. Washington Center, 1103 S.13th Street, Terre Haute

New Life Fellowship Church, 7849 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute

West Vigo Community Center, 127 W. Johnson Avenue, West Terre Haute

Kroger North, 2140 Ft. Harrison Road, Terre Haute

Methodist Church, 3720 W Kennett Dr, Prairieton

New Goshen Firehouse, 9113 US Highway 150, West Terre Haute

Wabash Valley Fair Grounds, 3901 US Highway 41, Terre Haute

Riley Fire Department, 6633 Indiana 159, Terre Haute

Lawton Byrum VFW Post 972, 111 Veteran Sq., Terre Haute

Sandcut Firehouse, 5970 E Rio Grand Ave., Terre Haute

Pierson Township (Blackhawk) Firehouse, 7610 Firehouse Dr., Pimento

Pimento Firehouse, 2389 E Cottom Dr., Terre Haute

National Guard Armory, 3614 Maple Ave., Terre Haute

Vigo County Public Library, One Library Sq., Terre Haute

 

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