2020 elections

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Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.

The political parties sending out absentee ballot applications isn’t new – it’s a common way for them to try to drive up voter turnout.

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Hoosiers have about one month left to register to vote for the 2020 general election. 

Indiana Won't Allow Expanded Vote-By-Mail This Fall

Aug 27, 2020
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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson insists the state will have a “normal election” this fall and won’t expand mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The fight over vote-by-mail continues in Indiana as Gov. Eric Holcomb and Republicans remain opposed to expanding the system for this year’s fall election.

But voting by mail is still possible for some Hoosiers. There are 11 reasons under Indiana law voters can use to request those mail-in, absentee ballots.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Common Cause Indiana and the Indiana NAACP are suing Indiana in federal court over what they say is its “unjustifiably early” deadline to return absentee vote-by-mail ballots.

There’s increased attention on vote-by-mail this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers unveiled a criminal justice reform plan that mandates new training for police, shifts funding to social services and decriminalizes marijuana.

The proposals comes in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality and injustice against Black people.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana recently closed the book on maybe the most unusual election in its history – a primary, delayed by a month, that featured expanded vote-by-mail.

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It’s currently unlikely Hoosiers will have access to expanded vote-by-mail for this fall’s general election.

Republican leaders aren’t endorsing it after using it in the primary.

New Money For Needed Voting Machines Unlikely In 2020

Dec 27, 2019

It’s unlikely the General Assembly will give counties more money in the 2020 session for new voting machines.

courtesy City of Frankfort

In February, WBAA held a public forum in Frankfort which asked residents, in part: What's the "thing" that the city should be known for?

The most workable answer then seemed to be drawing in more visitors when the annual Festival of Lights show goes up each winter.

On this week's Ask The Mayor, we talk with Mayor Chris McBarnes about how his city has doubled down on trying to become just such a cold weather cash cow.

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