Thursday, August 14, 2014

Party of No Strikes Again in Marion County

Republicans continue to be the “Party of No” across the country and even still in our own backyard.

The Marion County Election Board again took up the question of more than one early voting site for the state’s most populous county. Again, the only Republican member of the Election Board, Vincent Perez, voted no.

That means that there’s no soup for us.  If soup meant satellite early voting centers, that is.

In 2008, 2009, and 2010, the Marion County Clerk operated successful and popular early voting sites away from the City-County Building. In 2011, the Republicans started saying no to other early voting sites, and they’ve continued to hold firm. Due to state law, it just takes one of the three Commissioners on the Election Board to veto any proposal on early voting sites. This just serves as one more example of how Democrats want to make it easier to vote while Republicans throw up a roadblock.  Perez was the roadblock.

What is the Mayor and the Marion County Republican Party afraid of? Simple…it's turnout.

Studies have shown that the more people that turnout in an election, the better it is for Democrats in Marion County. Indianapolis and Marion County have become more Democratic than the former days when Republicans ruled the roost. With the exception of the Mayor’s Office, D’s own every Marion County executive office and have a majority on the City-County Council. The Marion County Republican Party knows this, and they clearly don’t care if you vote or not.

The last day to register to vote for the 2014 General Election is October 6. Early voting begins on October 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Early voting in the Clerk's Office as reported by WTHR:
Tuesday, October 7 to Friday, October 10, 8AM to 5PM
Monday, October 13 to Friday, October 17, 8AM to 5PM
Monday, October 20 to Friday, October 24, 8AM to 5PM
Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, 10AM to 5PM
Monday, October 27 to Friday, October 31, 8AM to 8PM
Saturday, November 1 & Sunday, November 2 - 10AM to 5PM
Last day! Monday, November 3 - 8AM to 12PM (noon)

Last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot: Monday, October 27

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