Frequently Asked Questions:

REGISTRATION/POLLING LOCATION:

  1. Can I still register to vote for the 2020 election? The registration deadline for the 2020 election was October 5. If you registered after the deadline, we will process that application starting December 1, 2020.
  2. Will my polling location be open on election day? ALL precincts have confirmed they will be open from 6 am to 6 pm on election day. Even if a polling location is a school or church and they are not open or holding services, they will still be open on election day.
  3. Where can I check to see my registration/polling location: Click on the ‘Register to Vote’ section of this website. You can check your registration status and polling location there.

ABSENTEE VOTING:

  1. How do I vote Absentee? You can apply to vote absentee by going to indianavoters.com. All applications must be submitted online or be returned to the Voter Registration office by 11:59 pm on Thursday, 10/22/2020. Applications must include a reason as listed on the form.
  2. My absentee ballot application was postmarked by October 20, 2020, but arrived after the deadline, will a ballot be issued? Your application must be received in the Voter Registration office by 11:59 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020.
  3. Can I email/fax my absentee ballot application? You can email your application by the deadline to or fax it to 812.280.5652.
  4. When is my absentee ballot due? Your absentee ballot must be placed into our P.O. box at the Jeffersonville Post Office by NOON on November 3rd. Any ballots arriving after November 3rd will not be counted.
  5. Can I vote in person if I have an absentee ballot? Yes, but you will need to bring your ballot with you and surrender it.
  6. If I have submitted an absentee ballot, can I ask for it back so I can change my vote(s)? Once we receive your ballot you have voted.  

EARLY VOTING:

  1. How do I vote early? You can early vote at the Clark Co. Courthouse (501 East Court Avenue). Voting occurs Monday – Saturday until October 31; 9:00am – 4:00pm.
  2. Do I need a reason to vote early in-person? Any registered voter in Clark County can early vote at the Clark County Courthouse.
  3. Can I vote with an expired Indiana photo ID? Yes, as long as it expired after November 06, 2018.
  4. Can I vote in person if I have an absentee ballot? Yes, but you will need to bring your ballot with you in order to surrender it.
  5. If I have submitted an absentee ballot and decide to vote early, can I ask for my absentee ballot back so I can change my vote(s)? Once we receive your ballot, you have voted.

COUNTING MY VOTE:

  1. When is my vote counted? November 3, 2020. No matter how you voted (absentee, early in person, or on Election Day), your ballot will be counted November 3, 2020. Absentee and early vote ballots are opened and ran through the same type of voting machines used at the precincts on election day.
  2. Who opens the ballot envelopes? Ballots are opened by bi-partisan teams made up of Democrats and Republicans that are appointed by their respective county chairman.
  3. Can you link my name to my vote? There is a procedure followed that ensures those opening the envelopes do NOT associate your name with a particular ballot.
  4. Can you tell me if/when my mailed ballot was received? Visit www.indianavoters.com and go to my "Voter Portal" and track your absentee ballot from requesting an absentee ballot to receipt of your ballot at the Clark Co. Courthouse. 
  5. What if I fail to sign the brown "Absentee Envelope?” The Clark County Election board will contact you by phone and by mail.  You can come to the Clark Co. Courthouse and sign the ballot.  Additionally, we will mail you a "Signature Affidavit" specifically for the purpose of your absentee ballot.  We will make every effort to make sure your vote is counted!
  6. Will my vote count if my signature has changed due to a medical incident or another reason? YES.  If your signature is in question, the County Election Board will contact you for information.  Again, we want your vote to count!
  7. Does Indiana allow the use of "drop boxes" to return absentee ballots? NO. State law does not allow counties to have drop boxes for absentee ballots. If you do not want to mail it you may hand it in personally at the Clark County courthouse (501 E. Court Ave, Jeffersonville, IN).  You may only turn in your own ballot or the ballot of someone in your household. 

2020 School Board Candidates

Below is a list of current candidates for school board. The deadline to apply to be a school board candidate is August 21st, and this list will be updated when people apply. 

Borden Henryville

  • Brian A. Guernsey BHSC District 1
  • Terry Roudenbush BHSC District 2
  • Myra Wright Powell BHSC District 3
  • Richard (Rick) Belcher BHSC  At Large
  • Kevin Puckett BHSC At Large
  • Don Guthrie BHSC At Large
  • Kimra Schleicher BHSC At Large

Clarksville community

  • Lynn Wilson District 1
  • William P. (Bill) Wilson District 2
  • Teresa A Cummings District 5

Greater Clark

  • Katie (Hutch) Hutchinson District 2
  • Kevin Paul District 5
  • Milton Clayton District 6
  • Keith Freeman District 6
  • Teresa Bottorff-Perkins District 7

Silver Creek

  • Chris Rountree SC District 1
  • Scott D. Groan SC District 2
  • Greg Slaten SC District 2
  • Rachel J. Overberg SC District 3
  • Richard Anderson SC District 3
  • Joe Basham SC  At Large
  • Douglas Coffman SC  At Large
  • Kristy Franklin SC At Large

2020 School Board Candidates

 

Clark County Indiana Traffic Violations

The Court has established the following schedule for payment of traffic violations.

Moving Violations

  • All Speeding Violations - $171.00
  • All Other Moving Violations - $171.00

Non-Moving Violations

  • Expired Plates, Expired Driver’s License, Parking In a Handicap Zone & Equipment Violations - $170.00
  • Open Container Violation - $170.00
  • Child Restraint Violation
     - 1st Offense Show proof of compliance
     - 2nd Offense $25.00
  • Seat Belt Violation $25.00
  • Driving While Suspended (Infraction) $171.00
  • Commercial Truck Violations $171.00

You will only pay a maximum fine of $35.00 for each additional Violation received during the same incident. If the additional Violation is a Seat Belt Violation, you will only pay a maximum fine of $25.00.

Common Questions

1. Do I have to appear in Court?

No. Only if you want to contest your citation, you must appear in Court on the appearance date and time indicated on your citation. You may also have an attorney file a written response by that date.

2. What happens if I want to go to Court but I cannot make it on the day given?

You may attend another court date within your 30 day grace period. See the “Traffic” court dates listed below.

3. I decided to admit & pay my citation. May I have more time?

Yes. You have 30 days after your first court date to make payment. The Court does not issue an arrest warrant if you fail to appear and fail to pay within the grace period. NO GRACE PERIOD FOR CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) OPERATORS. A CDL FINE MUST BE PAID BY YOUR COURT DATE.

4. What if the payment is not received within the 30 day grace period?

The Court will notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of your non-compliance and will suspend your driver’s license. If you have a driver’s license in another state, Indiana will notify your state and seek suspension of your driver’s license in that state.

How to make a Payment 

  • Pay Online* - Please Click Here to pay your ticket online (Please wait at least 5 to 7 days before trying to make a payment online)
  • In Person* - Cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, or Credit/Debit Card. 
    NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED!
  • Mail - Money Order or Cashier’s Check. Please make sure to include your cause number and UTT number. If you want to receive a receipt, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. Send payment to: Clark County Traffic Violations, 501 E Court Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
  • By PhoneNO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE.

*Please note using a Credit/Debit card will have convenience fees added.

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Clark County Prosecuting Attorney -Infraction Deferral Program

www.clarkprosecutor.org
Phone 812-285-6269
(Click on “INFRACTION DEFERRAL PROGRAM”)

Instead of paying the $171 traffic violation ticket, the Infraction Deferral Program is offered by the Prosecuting Attorney to allow safe drivers to maintain their good driving record. After 6 months without another traffic violation your citation will be dismissed. No “points” or convictions relating to your Citation will appear on your BMV driving record. The cost for the Deferral Program is $192.50, if accepted by the Prosecutor.

You are NOT eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program if:

  • You have already paid your Citation.
  • Your Citation is based upon violation of a Local Ordinance rather than a State Statute.
  • You have participated in an Infraction Deferral Program within the past two (2) years.
  • You are a Habitual Traffic Offender.
  • You have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • You have a Probationary License.
  • You do not have a valid Driver's License.
  • Your Citation is related to a criminal act, you are on probation for a criminal conviction, or other criminal charges are pending.

Unless extraordinary circumstances are present, Citations for Passing a School Bus and Speeding 25+ MPH Over Speed Limit are NOT subject to deferral. Citations which result from a traffic accident are NOT subject to deferral unless proof of insurance is shown. The Prosecuting Attorney has complete discretion to deny any deferral.

If you decide to participate in the Infraction Deferral Program, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the Infraction Deferral Agreement
  2. Complete and sign the agreement and return it to the Clark County Traffic Violations Bureau. Attach a copy of your ticket. If you are an out of state resident, you must include your driving record, which is obtained from your states Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Do not send the deferral payment.
  3. Your information will be reviewed by the Prosecutors office. It may take up to 2 weeks to get a response for an approval or denial.
  4. You will be notified of your approval or denial with payment instructions. Payment may be made online, mailed or in-person. 

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License Reinstatement

If your license has been sent for suspension, you will first need to pay the ticket that is due in Clark County.

Once paid, we will submit notice to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles the following business day. If you had a citation of Driving While Suspended or Operating without Financial Responsibility, as per Indiana State BMV laws, these are still suspended an additional 90 days after the date of payment is made. 

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2020 Clark County Traffic Court Dates

  • June 17
  • July 1st
  • July 15th
  • August 5th
  • August 19th
  • September 2nd
  • September 16th
  • October 7th
  • October 21st
  • November 4th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd
  • December 16th

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POINT VIOLATION CHART

 

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Important Telephone Numbers

  • BMV - 888-692-6842
  • Clarksville Town Court - 812-283-1505
  • Floyd County Traffic Violations - 812-948-5414
  • Jeffersonville City (OV’s ONLY) - 812-285-6437

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Office Contact INFORMATION

  • Traffic Violations Dept. Phone -  812-285-6399
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