Time’s running out to register to vote in May 8’s primary election.
Noon Monday is the deadline to sign up and voters will begin casting early ballots Tuesday at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
It’s the first midterm election for the county’s vote centers, which replaced precinct voting in 2016. Four other sites will be open for early voting.
There were 22,818 registered voters in the county as of Thursday morning, according to the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office.
“We’re pretty normal for a midterm election,” clerk Karyn Douglas said during a public test of voting machines at the courthouse. No problems were detected.
Voters can register in person at the county’s voter registration office, online at indianavoters.com or by texting “Indiana” to 2VOTE (28683). Registration is also available at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Sample ballots can be reviewed at indianavoters.com.
Three county council seats are up for grabs this year. District 2 incumbent Don “Bud” Mills is being opposed by Debbie Schavietello. Incumbent Mark Davidson faces challenger Todd Douglas in District 4. All are Republicans.
Republicans John Hedrick II and Tom Mellish are running for the seat being vacated by Richard Chastain in District 1.
Candidates for sheriff (Ryan Needham) assessor (Sherri Bentley) auditor (Jennifer Andel), treasurer (Heather Laffoon) and prosecutor (Joe Buser) — all Republicans — are unopposed.
Republican Jim Fulwider is also unopposed for another term as county commissioner.
In Union Township, Democrat Howard Pollchik is challenging incumbent Republican trustee Sally Evans.
Four Republican newcomers are vying for seats on the Union Township trustee board: Stacey Guard, Dennis Holhbein, C.J. Mullett and Alan Plunkett.
Residents will also select nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, state senate and state representative.
Early voting runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through May 4 at the courthouse.
Saturday voting is available at the county council chambers from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 and May 5. Voting will also be held on the first floor of the courthouse from 8 a.m. to noon May 7, the day before the election.
Early votes can also be cast at the following sites:
• Rock Point Church, 429 W. C.R. 150S; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 28, noon to
5 p.m. April 30, 2 to 7 p.m. May 1, noon to 5 p.m. May 2, 2 to 7 p.m. May 3, noon to 6 p.m. May 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5.
• Waveland Fire Station, 108 W. Howard St; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5
• Waynetown Christian Church, 101 W. Walnut St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5
• Darlington Armory, 105 Franklin St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28
• Ladoga Clark Township Public Library, 128 E. Main St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28.