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Patriot Majority USA, the group behind an Indiana voter registration effort currently being investigated by the State Police, wants some records of that investigation unsealed.

More than a month ago, the State Police began investigating the Indiana Voter Registration Project for possible voter fraud.

That came after reports that some registration applications had missing or incorrect information.

Strong Start For Early Voting In Tippecanoe County

Oct 14, 2016
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Voters lined up, ready to cast their ballot when Tippecanoe County polls opened Wednesday – the first day of early voting in Indiana.

It was a 45 minute wait when the poll opened at noon in Stewart Center on the Purdue campus.

That didn’t deter people of all ages and occupations who say their minds are set on having a say in the future of the nation, as well as avoiding a long wait on what’s expected to be record turn-out for the November 8 General Election.

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The first week of August is the target date for the Tippecanoe County Election Board to test and choose new software to check voters in during the November election.

Problems with the program that electronically verified voters at polls during the May primary election prompted the board to end the county’s contract with Robis Elections and start searching for a new provider.

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    The Tippecanoe County Election Board is slated to meet Friday to certify the results of last week’s primary election. 

County Clerk Christa Coffey says the board also will address computer problems that frequently prevented poll workers from accessing voter registration records.

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State Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s expected entry this week into next year’s gubernatorial race means at least three Democrats would seek the nomination for governor next year.

Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, says a competitive Democratic primary for governor could be an advantage for Governor Mike Pence or those who challenge him.

Election officials in Tippecanoe County are looking for a new voting machine equipment and software provider.

County Clerk Christa Coffey says Indiana now requires certification if you use an electronic poll book.

“Our current vendor, Votec, has determined they are not going to go through that certification process.”

Tippecanoe County’s election board counted 132 ballots that weren’t included in the November 6th results.

But, the combination of provisional and absentee ballots did not change any outcome.

Clerk Christa Coffey says the board rejected some of them based on several factors.

“The primary reason a provisional ballot would not have been counted is they weren't a registered voter, or they weren't a registered voter in Tippecanoe County, or there was an I-D issue that they had an out of state drivers license or some other issue," she said.

First day early voting up in Tipp. Co.

Oct 9, 2012

More Tippecanoe County voters cast a ballot on the first day of early voting this year, compared to four years ago.

The Election’s Office reports, as of three this afternoon, 184 people voted.

One-hundred-forty turned out for the first day in 2008.

Those wanting to cast a ballot before the November 6th election can do so at the Tippecanoe County Elections Office or at their local circuit clerk’s office during business hours.

Tuesday also was the final day to register to vote in the election.