Where to Vote in the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Area
If the pundits are to be believed, tomorrow's election is the most important election in history since the last most important election in history <insert number of years> ago. With the fate of the world resting on our fingertips, it would probably help to know where to go cast your planet-saving vote.
All kidding aside, I take voting seriously and firmly believe that if you are of legal voting age and have the ability to cast a vote, you should, regardless of who's corner you're in. But where do you go? It's a conundrum I found myself in last year when I somehow missed the memo that after 10 years, the church half-a-block away from my house was no longer my neighborhood polling place.
Before I took my daughter to the sitter last year, we strolled down the street so I could "make my voice be heard". As we turned the corner at the end of the street, I could see the church parking lot, which appeared unusually empty for Election Day. Also absent were the variety of campaign signs that litter either side of the walk up to the door. To be safe, I gave the door a tug only to find it was locked. I ended up not voting last year, because I didn't know where to go.
Truth be told, I was only going to vote in the mayor's race anyway because I don't vote for anyone I haven't taken the time to research and I'd rather vote for no one than blindly vote on someone because I saw more of their signs around town. Just because someone has a chest full of funds, or has managed to sweet talk people who do have money into donating to their campaign, doesn't necessarily mean they'll do a good job.
This year's election is obviously different however with the White House up for grabs along with the 8th District seat in the House of Representatives, and the Indiana Senate seat. As much as I don't believe the opinions of those on either the left or the right that say if they're guy loses the Presidential race, we might as well "turn the lights off on America" (I did hear one right-wing mouthpiece say that a few weeks ago), I do believe that every vote will count and I intend to cast mine before heading to work, and thanks to the Evansville City Government website, I'll know where to go this year.
It should be noted that you don't have to go to the voting center closest to your house as was the case for so many years. If one of the following are closer to where you work, by all means, cast your vote there.
*Click the address for a Google Map of each location*
- 4-H Fair Auditorium - 201 E Boonville New Harmony Rd 47725
- Bethel United Church of Christ - 3029 N Green River Rd 47715
- Bethlehem United Church of Christ - 6400 Oak Hill Rd 47725
- Bluegrass Church Community - 14240 Petersburgh Rd 47725
- Calvary Temple Assembly of God - 5050 N 1st Ave 47710
- Fairlawn United Methodist Church - 2001 Parker Dr 47714
- Grace Baptist Church - 1200 N Garvin St 47711
- McCutchanville Community Church - 9505 Petersburg Rd 47725
- Memorial Baptist Church - 605 Canal St 47713
- Methodist Temple - 2109 Lincoln Ave 47714
- Nativity Catholic Church - 3635 Pollack Ave 47714
- New Bethel Southern Baptist Church - 4301 Broadway Ave 47712
- Northeast Park Baptist Church - 1215 N Boeke Rd 47711
- Old North United Methodist Church - 4201 Stringtown Rd 47711
- Salvation Army - 1040 N Fulton Ave 47710
- Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center - 1901 Lynch Rd 47711
- St James United Methodist Church - 3111 Hillcrest Terrace 47712
- St John’s East United Church - 7000 Lincoln Ave 47715
- St Paul’s United Church - 8701 Big Cynthiana Rd 47720
- Vanderburgh County Highway Garage - 5105 N St Joseph Ave 47710
- Washington Square Mall - 1138 Washington Sq 47715
- West Side Christian Church - 1200 N Red Bank Rd 47720
- Zion Church Educational Bldg. - 1800 S Governor St 47713
[Source: City of Evansville]