Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

Indiana Education Issue Voters: Here's Your Ballot Guide For Election Day 2012

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    Republican state superintendent Tony Bennett, left, his Democratic challenger Glenda Ritz, GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg.

    At the end of four years-worth of notable changes to Indiana’s education policies, you head back to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the state’s top elected education official gets to keep his job.

    You also get to elect a new governor — a Republican who favors catalyzing public-private partnerships to improve career education, or a Democrat who hopes to start a state-run pre-K program.

    You can join us tonight for our live election night coverage. We’ll be holding a live chat and will be tracking results in the Superintendent of Public Instruction race between Tony Bennett and Glenda Ritz, along with local property tax questions on the ballot in three communities.

    But first, you have to go vote.

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    Voters line up in downtown Bloomington to cast early ballots in the 2012 election.

    Voter Information Worth Repeating

    • If you haven’t already voted early, you can vote until 6 p.m. local time. (Polling places in Gibson, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Perry, Porter, Posey, Spencer, Starke, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties close at 7 p.m. Indianapolis time.)
    • Indiana law requires you bring a photo ID to the polls — a drivers license, state-issued ID, Military ID or U.S. passport will do.
    • Click here to find your polling place or confirm your voter registration.

    The State Superintendent Race

    Incumbent state superintendent Tony Bennett, a Republican, faces an electoral challenge from Democrat Glenda Ritz.

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    Indiana gubernatorial candidates John Gregg (left), Rupert Boneham and Mike Pence.

    The Next Governor

    With Mitch Daniels term-limited, three men are now vying to take his place: GOP Congressman Mike Pence; Democrat John Gregg, a former Speaker of the Indiana House; and Libertarian Rupert Boneham.

    The New General Assembly & Other Issues


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