Indiana abolished “straight-ticket voting” for at-large races in 2016, which makes it important for voters, who vote straight ticket, to review their ballots and make sure they have made selections in every race before casting it.
Selecting the straight-ticket option on a ballot no longer records any votes in races where the voter is required to choose multiple candidate in a partisan race, such as the upcoming county council at-large race.
If a Hamilton County voters chooses to vote straight-ticket Republican, a vote will not be recorded in the county council at-large race, because voters must pick three candidates among the three Republicans and one Democrat. The machine will not automatically select the three Republicans, even though there are three seats available.
Your vote matters…in every race this November. Please remember to scroll through the ballot and manually select your Republican candidates for county council at-large.