In-Office Early Voting
Located in the Voter Registration/Election Office at the Whitley County Courthouse, 101 W Van Buren St, Room 18, Columbia City.  Photo I.D. is required.  You do not need a reason to vote absentee in-office.
Hours for the 2023 Primary Election will be posted soon
Voting Absentee by Mail or Traveling Board
If you would like to vote by mail or traveling board in the upcoming Primary Election and you live in Columbia City, you will need to print one of the applications below and return to our office by Thursday, April 20, 2023 (mail) or Friday, April 28, 2023 (traveling board).  You can return the forms by mail, in-person, via fax at 260-248-3137 or email at You can request an application be sent to you by calling the Voter Registration Office at 260-248-3164. 
OR you can request to vote by mail online at
Follow these steps:
Choose button under “Vote by Mail or Traveling Board” on home page
Choose “Visit My Voter Portal”
Enter your information 
"Click Here To Proceed To Your Portal" (much easier)
On right hand side of screen, choose "VOTE BY MAIL" button
Answer questions and follow to directions to submit your application.
ABS-MAIL for 2023 Primary Election