Be a Voter!

Be a Voter!

Make your voice heard! The Library is proud to partner with the League of Women of Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County as your go-to place for information on voting and elections. Use the tools you find here to exercise your rights—and fulfill your duties—as a citizen of a democracy.



Keys to the Candidates: Their Positions, in Their Own Words

Prior to every November election, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County asks area candidates a series of questions to allow for a comparison of their views and positions. This year's questions include:

  • What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
  • What are your top three priorities for your office and, if elected, how will you address them?
  • What services for individuals, families, and groups experiencing crisis and trauma do you feel are most critical to support and fund?

Although the candidates’ responses have traditionally been published as Keys to the Candidates, a special section of the Bloomington Herald-Times, only selected responses appear in the October 11 print edition this year, with the remainder available at H-T Online.

Thanks to the Library's partnership with the League, however, you can read the complete Keys to the Candidates right here—see them below, listed by office.

Along with the questions, candidates are asked to affirm that they will adhere to the League of Women Voters’ Code of Fair Campaign Practices.

Candidate Responses:

What's on the November Ballot? See It Here



You've probably heard that we're electing our next President on November 8. But what about the candidates for other offices we'll see on our ballots? Depending on where you live, you'll get the opportunity to vote on a variety of state and local candidates, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution, and possibly a school funding issue. Are you ready?

With Election Day just six weeks away, now's the time to be sure you're making the most informed decisions about who gets your vote (you ARE registered to vote, right?). That starts with being sure of exactly what's on your ballot.

For a PDF image of the ballot you'll see at your polling place in November, visit, or just choose your voting precinct from the list below.

Meet Local Candidates for Office in September



A forum series presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County at the Library allows you to see real live candidates for local public office throughout late September. Local government often affects our lives more than federal and state government do, so the forums are your chance to get involved by hearing what the candidates have to say and asking them questions directly.

The following candidates are scheduled to appear on the dates below:

Tuesday, September 20
County Auditor:

  • T. Ann Boehm (R)
  • Therese K. Chambers (I)
  • Catherine Smith (D)

County Treasurer:

  • Ann Collins (R)
  • Jessica McClellan (D)

Thursday, September 22
County Commissioner, District 2:

  • Nelson Shaffer (R)
  • Julie Thomas (D)

County Commissioner, District 3:

  • Amanda Barge (D)
  • Paul E. White, Sr. (R)

Tuesday, September 27
State Representative, District 61:

  • Drew Ash (I)
  • Matt Pierce (D)

Wednesday, September 28
County Council at-large:

  • Lee Jones (D)
  • Geoff McKim (D)
  • Cheryl Munson (D)
  • Hal Turner (R)

Thursday, September 29
MCCSC School Board, District 2:

  • Jim Billingsley
  • Sue Wanzer

MCCSC School Board, District 4:

  • Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer
  • James Shackelford

MCCSC School Board, District 6:

  • Lois Sabo-Skelton
  • Martin Spechler

All events are 7–9 p.m. in the auditorium at the Main Library, and are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Library's Events Calendar.