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What to know for Indiana’s 2020 primary

After the state pushed Indiana’s primary back a month, election officials also made new changes due to COVID-19.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - With so much going on right now between COVID-19 and the recent protests seen across the country, it’s easy to forget tomorrow is Indiana’s primary election.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Here is a list of what to bring and expect.

Laura Wilson, election expert and associate professor at the University of Indianapolis, said tomorrow’s primary will be unique in many ways.

“We’ve had a very political-charged week and weekend so I think a lot of people are thinking about politics right now and that might drive them out to the primary polls,” she said. “That should be a great motivator for individuals that are considering whether or not to go to the polls. This is an opportunity to vote and let their voice be heard.”

After the state pushed Indiana’s primary back a month, election officials also made new changes due to COVID-19. Poll workers will be wearing masks and follow social distance guidelines.

According to election officials, voters are not required to wear masks, but it is strongly encouraged.

Indiana has already received an unprecedented number of absentee ballots. Election workers expect 10 times as many absentee ballots this year than four years ago. There is also a shortage of poll workers in the state.

Election officials said if you did not receive an absentee ballot yet, you can still vote in-person. If it’s completed and you didn’t mail one in, you can also drop it off at a polling location.

Click here to find your polling location.