Last chance to register for Nov. 8 election

Today is the final day that voters can register for the Nov. 8 general election.

Bartholomew County residents can register at the courthouse, 234 Washington St. in Columbus, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’re unsure whether you are registered, visit, where you can also register to vote. With 67 different ballots being used in Bartholomew County, registered voters can also use the website to see which races they are eligible to vote for.

Early voting begins Wednesday at the courthouse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 7, as well as on the two Saturdays leading up to election day — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Registered voters also can mail in absentee ballots, available from county election offices, that must be returned by Oct. 31.

Early votes can be cast at three Bartholomew County vote centers the week prior to election day. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, plus 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Early voting can be done at Donner Center, 739 22nd St., using the back entrance at 19th and Sycamore streets; MainSource Bank, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike; and Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St.

Registered voters in Bartholomew County can cast their votes 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 Election Day at 18 countywide vote centers throughout Bartholomew County. For a list of those sites, visit