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Tuesday is Election Day in Indiana cities and towns, and WIBC political correspondent Eric Berman dropped by the Hammer and Nigel show to offer projections on how the day will turn out.
According to Berman, many cities around the state are such deep red or blue that the winners Tuesday are essentially “assured of victory in November,” while In some cases, there might not be a November race at all.
“No Democrats are running in heavily Republican Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Greenwood, while no Republicans are running in the Democratic strongholds of Gary and Bloomington,” said Berman. “Both parties, and any third parties, have until the end of June to fill vacancies.”
Meanwhile, Carmel’s Jim Brainard, who has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks, is facing a challenge from Hamilton County Councilman Fred Glynn. In Fishers, Nickel Plate railroad activist Logan Day is hoping to unseat Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. In Greenwood, retired accountant Dale Marmaduke is challenging Mayor Mark Myers.
“Nine Democrats are seeking the nomination to fill the seat opened up by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential bid,” said Berman in an op-ed Monday. “Four Republicans are running to replace retiring Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.”
“In Muncie and Kokomo, the retirements of Democratic mayors have touched off competitive primaries in both parties,” Berman continued. “Five Democrats and three Republicans are running in Muncie. And Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick and his Republican predecessor Kevin S. Smith each must survive primaries to set up a rematch of Broderick’s 2015 victory.”
Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know for Tuesday:
Make Sure You’re Registered to Vote, Bonehead:
You can check your status at indianavoters.in.gov. Simply click on “check your voting status” and enter a few details to make sure you can vote.
Sorry, You Can’t Ask Siri Where to Vote:
You can find your polling location here: indianavoters.in.gov. If you’re still not sure, contact your local county elections office. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Don’t Vote Like a Moron:
Find out who’s on the ballot and learn about the candidates at indianavoters.in.gov.
Prove You’re Not a Dead Chicago Resident:
Bring ID! To vote in Indiana, you must have a government-issued photo ID. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license, an Indiana photo ID card, passport or military ID.
If You Forgot to Register to Vote:
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