Elections & Politics

First day early voting up in Tipp. Co.

Oct 9, 2012

More Tippecanoe County voters cast a ballot on the first day of early voting this year, compared to four years ago.

The Election’s Office reports, as of three this afternoon, 184 people voted.

One-hundred-forty turned out for the first day in 2008.

Those wanting to cast a ballot before the November 6th election can do so at the Tippecanoe County Elections Office or at their local circuit clerk’s office during business hours.

Tuesday also was the final day to register to vote in the election.

The Hoosier Environmental Council wants more voters to think “green” when they cast their ballot this November. The organization is highlighting issues, such as clean energy and natural resources, and the positions the candidates for governor are taking.

Jesse Kharbanda, executive director, says good environmental and economic policies go hand-in-hand in many instances.

"For example, clean energy is a fabulous opportunity for Indiana, where by we could improve our air and water quality, while at the same time providing jobs."

With Indiana’s gubernatorial candidates set to square off for their first debate Wednesday, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham say they hope it’s a chance for voters to learn more about them.  Both say they don't need to come out of the debate a clear winner.

Several polls in recent weeks show John Gregg significantly trailing Republican Mike Pence, often by double-digit margins.  Gregg says the debates offer him a chance to reach out to a key group of voters - moderate Republicans.

Purdue Community Voter Registration Day

Sep 24, 2012

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette and Purdue Student Government are using the occasion to register more people before the General Election.

Bobby Egan is the executive director of governmental relations for PSG. He says he wants to change the perception that few college-age students vote.

Immigration & the 2012 Election

Sep 19, 2012

Immigration and the 2012 election is the topic for a political science roundtable, which also marks the launch of a new political science academic journal, "Politics, Groups and Identities," that will be edited at Purdue.

The nonpartisan panel discussion, "Politics of Race, Immigration and Ethnicity Consortium," will explore how currents of race, ethnicity, class and gender shape the issue of immigration, focusing on the way the issue of immigration is likely to affect - and be affected by - the November elections.

Final preparations underway for Election Day

Sep 17, 2012

With the General Election less than two months away, Tippecanoe County officials are finalizing the list of early voting and Election Day polling sites.

Commissioners have approved 17 locations for casting a ballot early, and 19 vote centers which will be available on November 6th.

A list is available here.

The Tippecanoe County Board of Elections, along with the Indiana Secretary of State and Indiana Attorney General’s office is also warning voters of an “over the phone” voting scam. 

Early voting locations and Election Day vote center sites

Sep 17, 2012


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October 9 is the deadline to register to voter for the General Election in November.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette is holding a series of registration events before then, and hosting a special program Thursday night on voter information.

It's at the Tippecanoe County Public Library's downtown branch and begins with a voter registration opportunity at 6 pm. The program with Andy Downs begins at 6:30 pm.

Eight men and women vying for seats in the General Assembly made their case in front of constituents Wednesday night.

It was part of a forum put on by the Lafayette League of Women Voters and Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association.

Lafayette resident Ron Anders says he still has some research to do before casting a ballot in November.  But, thinks the forum gave him a better understanding of the candidates.

Ellspermann talks jobs during stop in Lafayette

Aug 29, 2012

The Indiana GOP lieutenant governor candidate is touting her ticket's pro-business policies.

Sue Ellspermann participated in a jobs roundtable at Fairfield manufacturing in Lafayette Wednesday morning. She says students of today need to be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

Ellspermann says if she and Mike Pence are elected, they would support proposals to encourage college undergraduates to complete their degrees in four years.

She says those in high school need to be made aware of alternatives to college that will still prepare them for the workforce.