Don’t be fooled: What you need to know before casting your ballot. No, you can’t vote by text or email.

Don’t be fooled by some of the false information on social media and elsewhere about how and when you can vote. If you want your vote to count, here’s what you need to know now.

• You cannot vote by text or email. We repeat: You cannot cast a ballot by texting or sending an email. Don’t fall for it. To vote in Jackson County, you have to go to one of the vote centers listed below.

• Early voting ends at noon today, Monday, Nov. 7, and polls open at 6 a.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The polls close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Claims that you can vote at any other time or day are completely false. Think you can vote Nov. 9? Plain and simple, you are wrong.

• Voting machines are not connected to the Internet.

So, Jackson County registered voters, you can cast your ballots from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, at any of the following 30 precincts located at 21 voting centers:

Brownstown 1, Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown

Brownstown 2, Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown

Brownstown 4, Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown

Brownstown East, Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 220 E. Walnut St., Brownstown

Brownstown West, Ratcliff Grove Christian Church, 1989 N. State Road 135, Freetown

Carr, Medora Christian Church, 76 George St., Medora

Driftwood, Vallonia School gymnasium, 2459 W. Commerce St., Vallonia

Grassy Fork, Tampico Fire Station, 5358 S. County Road 450E, Tampico

Hamilton, Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department, 6843 N. County Road 400E, Cortland

Jackson 1 East, Calvary Baptist Church, 1202 N. Ewing St., Seymour

Jackson 2 East, The Point Family Center, 311 Myers St., Seymour

Jackson 2 West, The Point Family Center, 311 Myers St., Seymour

Jackson 3 North, American Legion Annex, 414 W. Second St., Seymour

Jackson 3 South, Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour

Jackson 4 North, First Baptist Church, 505 Community Drive, Seymour

Jackson 4 South, Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour

Jackson 5 East, American Legion Annex, 414 W. Second St., Seymour

Jackson 5 North, First Baptist Church, 505 Community Drive, Seymour

Jackson 6 North, The Point Family Center, 311 Myers St., Seymour

Jackson 7, Jackson Superior I Courthouse, 1420 Corporate Way, Seymour

Owen, Owen-Salt Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 5752 N. Cleveland St., Kurtz

Pershing, Freetown Community Center, North Union Street, Freetown

Redding East, Reddington Christian Church fellowship hall, 10516 U.S. 31 North, Seymour

Redding-Seymour City, Calvary Baptist Church, 1202 N. Ewing St., Seymour

Redding West, Peter’s Switch Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall, 9528 N. County Road 760E, Seymour

Salt Creek, Houston School, Houston

Vernon Crothersville, First Baptist Church, 401 E. Howard St., Crothersville

Vernon North, Edmundson Mechanical Service Inc., 2289 U.S. 31 South, Uniontown

Vernon South, First Baptist Church, 401 E. Howard St., Crothersville

Washington, Dudleytown Conservation Club, 5936 E. State Road 250, Brownstown

And a few more reminders:

What identification you will need: An Indiana driver’s license, Indiana photo ID card, United States passport, military ID and a state university issued photo ID can be accepted to vote. An out-of-state driver’s license cannot be accepted. The local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch, 501 Burkart Blvd., Seymour, will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day for people who need a driver’s license or state ID card.

Review your ballot now: According to state law, a voter is limited to only two minutes to vote on a voting machine. Each voter should review his or her ballot ahead of time to reduce confusion and any questions. A voter can go online at indianavoters.com and click on “Who’s on your Ballot” to review their ballot.

Extra patrols: Seymour Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department will have extra patrols of officers on Election Day available and be just a short distance from most voting centers to assure voters that if they experience any issues, they will be handled swiftly.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.