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On Saturday, Clay County Election Clerk Anola Gallion performed the Direct Record Electronic voting machines’ public test and tabulating equipment to be used in the upcoming Nov. 3, 2020, General Election. The public could attend the testing in the Clay County Election Office on the second floor of the Clay County Courthouse. Pictured are Gallion at the computer, Election Board President Evelyn Brown, in the foreground, and Election Board member Sarah Froderman in back. County Clerk/Election Board Secretary Amy Jordan was unavailable for the photo.
NOTICE from the Clay County Election Office as of Sept. 9, 2020:
We have received clarification from the State on the use of ballot drop boxes. Ballots CANNOT be deposited in a drop box outside of the Election Office. This means that we are unable to allow ballots in the drop box on the side of the building. If you wish to hand-deliver your ballot, you must bring it to the Election Office, Room 211, and deposit it in the locked metal drop box inside the Election Office.
Like everything in 2020, handling the surge in mail ballots has been a new adventure. We want to make voting as convenient as possible for everyone, but we must do so in a manner that follows Indiana law. We apologize for the inconvenience and for our previous misunderstanding of the ballot drop box statute.
We continue to work closely with the State to conduct a safe and fair election that follows all State statutes. Ballots with an approved application will start mailing the week of September 14.