Polls are Open Contested Races in Dubois, Daviess and Spencer Counties

Polls are open in most of Indiana for an election that will mark an end to a nasty U.S. Senate primary.

Three Republicans are vying Today for a chance to unseat what many consider a vulnerable Democratic incumbent in U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly this fall.

On the Republican ballot for U.S. Senate Primary:

Jasper businessman Mike Braun,

U.S. Representatives

Luke Messer & Todd Rokita

The winner will face democrat incumbent Joe Donnelly in the November 6th general election.

For the republican nomination for the 8th District Congressional seat:

Incumbant Larry Bucshon of Newburgh,

Dr Richard Moss of Jasper

and Rachel Covington of Evansville

The winner will face Democrat William Tanoos in November.



Democratic voters in Dubois County’s northern half can choose either Dennis Tedrow or Joseph Lannan as the party’s nomination for the District 63 state representative seat. The winner will take on incumbent Republican Shane Lindauer in the November election.

The only other contested races in Dubois County in this year’s primary are in the Town of Birdseye:

Residents in the Town of Birdseye who vote democrat can vote for the office of clerk-treasurer. That race pits Brittany Schepers against Kelly Wiseman.

Also democratic ballot voters in Birdseye may choose from three of four candidates vying for a spot on the town council.

They include:

Mary Ann Cummings, Clyde Huff, Lisa Huff, and Roy Partenheimer.

Polls are open from 6 am till 6 pm (local time).

Voters who did not vote early can vote today but must go to their specific polling place to cast a ballot.



Spencer County voters in the Republican primary will have decisions to make today when it comes to the coroner and sheriff nominations.

Incumbent Coroner Robert Fuller is term limited and can not seek re-election.

Republicans running for coroner include Matthew A. Conen, Rachel Gentry and Alan K. Shourds who are competing for their party’s nomination.

James Christopher Anderson is the sole Democrat on the ballot for county coroner in today’s primary election and will represent his party against the eventual Republican nominee.

Republican candidates for county sheriff include Kermitt Lindsey, Dale Meredith and Harvey Merrick.

Kelli Reinke is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket for county sheriff. While republican candidates battle it out today at the polls, Reinke’s candidacy will have the campaign continuing for county sheriff up until the general election in November.



Today’s Primary race will see the contested race of republican candidates for Daviess County Sheriff.

Current Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit is term limited and can not run again. He has announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

Currently there are no Democrats on the ballot seeking nomination for the office of Daviess County Sheriff.

Republican candidates for County Sheriff include a race between current Daviess County Sheriff Dept. Chief Deputy Gary Allison and Deputy Troy Fuhs.

Other contested races included Daviess County Council District 2 with Tony Duncheon and Kristin Miles both seeking a spot at the Republican nomination.

Daviess County Council District 3 Dan Myers looks to oust incumbent Michael Myers for the republican nomination in that race.

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