Where to vote in Saint Joseph County


People wait in line to vote (Photo: AP)

Onur Toper, Staff Writer

Less than 4 days remain until the November 3rd general election. This year’s public health challenges have posed obvious barriers to voting for some; many are afraid to leave their home and go to a voting center where it is likely to be packed with voters, even during the early voting period. Thus, 45 states have implemented widespread mail-in voting where voters are delivered ballots and fill them out in the comfort of their home. Voters can then either drop them off at approved sites or mail them back. 

Indiana is one of five states not allowing universal mail-in voting; voters here in Saint Joseph County have now been left to vote in person at either one of two early voting sites or at one of over 40 places on election day. 

The first location for early voting is the County City Building in Downtown South Bend, which is just a few minutes away from Saint Joe! 

The second location is the County Services Building in Mishawaka. 

Early voting is open every weekday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM and from 8 AM to 4 PM on Saturday (10/31) and 12 PM to 4 PM on Sunday (11/1). It is also open on the day before election day from 8 AM to 12 PM. 

There are over 40 polling places on election day! You can go to indianavoters.com to find the one nearest to you. 

Here are the 42 locations: 

Adams High School; American Legion Post 189; Centre Township Library; Century Center (two vote centers inside); Charles Black Center; Clay Middle School; Clay High School; County Services Building in Mishawaka; Darden Elementary School; Dickinson Middle School; Discovery Elementary School; Edison Middle School; Emmons Elementary School; Grissom Middle School; Hums Elementary School; IBEW No. 153; Ivy Tech; Jackson Middle School; John Young Middle School; Kennedy Elementary School; LaSalle Academy; Lincoln Elementary School; Marquette Elementary School; Marshall Traditional School; McKinley Elementary School; Mishawaka High School; Moran Elementary School; Muessel Elementary School; North Point Elementary School; O’Brien Recreation Center; Olive Township Elementary School; Palmer Community Complex; Prairie Vista Elementary School; Riley High School; Rise Up Academy; Schmucker Middle School; Swanson Elementary School; Twin Branch Elementary School; Walt Disney Elementary School; Warren Elementary School; and Washington High School.

Don’t forget to bring a government-issued photo ID with you!