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Absentee Voting For Monroe Co. Municipal Elections Began This Week

People at polling stations at the Free Methodist Church

(Zach Herndon, WFIU/WTIU)

Absentee voting for Monroe County and Bloomington municipal elections began Tuesday.

Voters can submit absentee ballots by mail starting this week or vote in person starting later this month at the Monroe County Clerk's office.

While statewide in-person early voting began Tuesday, the Monroe County Election Board voted to condense the early voting period in Monroe County because of the small number of contested districts.

Bloomington voters will see fewer polling places and smaller ballots this year because in most city council districts, candidates are running unopposed.

The towns of Stinesville and Ellettsville won't hold any municipal elections because all of the candidates are running unopposed.

READ MORE: November Election Preview: Fewer Candidates Will Mean Low Voter Turnout, Officials Say

Officials will distribute ballots and operate nine polling sites in Bloomington City Council Districts 2 and 3, the only districts with contested races.

2019 City of Bloomington Candidates

MAYOR

  • John Hamilton (D)

CITY CLERK

  • Nicole Bolden (D)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

  • Kate Rosenbarger (D)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

  • Sue Sgambelluri (D)
  • Andrew Guenther (R)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

  • Ron Smith (D)
  • Nicholas (Nick) Kappas (I)
  • Marty Spechler (I)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

  • Dave Rollo (D)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

  • Isabel Piedmont-Smith (D)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

  • Stephen Volan (D)

CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE

  • Susan Sandberg (D)
  • Matt Flaherty (D)
  • Jim Sims (D)

 

2019 Town of Ellettsville Candidates

TOWN CLERK-TREASURER

  • Sandra Hash (R)

TOWN COUNCIL WARD 1

  • Trevor Sager (R)

TOWN COUNCIL WARD 2

  • William Ellis (R)

TOWN COUNCIL WARD 3

  • Scott Oldham (R)

 

2019 Town of Stinesville Candidates

TOWN CLERK-TREASURER

  • Lois Pursell (R)

TOWN COUNCIL AT-LARGE

  • Kimberly Cunningham (D)

TOWN COUNCIL AT-LARGE

  • Scott McGlocklin (D)

TOWN COUNCIL AT-LARGE

  • Kelsey McGlocklin (D)

 

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that while absentee voting began this week, early voting in Monroe County won't start until later in the month.

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