Only five contested races on the ballots could mean a low turnout in next Tuesday’s municipal elections in Starke County.
Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski was asked how the absentee balloting was going.
“We’ve had three full days and 21 hours and we’ve had 25 voters so it’s slow,” she said.
She said Hamlet voters will be voting at the Hamlet Fire station and North Judson voters will be voting at the old firehouse, now known as the North Judson Community Building, and everyone will be voting on Microvote machines.
All of the elections will be conducted by the county Election Board.
“The Election Board has taken the responsibility to run the elections with the consent and cooperation of the towns,” added Skronski.
Voting on election day will be from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Skronski said it won’t be long after the polls close that we’ll have the winners identified.
“It depends on how fast they can get over here (Starke County Courthouse) from Hamlet and North Judson because their returns will be coming in here just like a normal election. I’m hoping we’re out of here by 7:00 p.m.”
Registered voters in North Judson Precincts Wayne 1, 2 and 4 are eligible to vote in the town election. Hamlet registered voters in precincts Davis and Oregon 1 are eligible. In Knox, registered voters in precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are are eligible.
Poll training is going on this evening and Saturday morning in the Knox Community Center.
Absentee voting is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Starke County Courthouse. Today you can vote at the courthouse from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and from 5:00-9:00 p.m.