Absentee Ballot Count Higher Than Expected In Starke, Pulaski Counties

The amount of absentee ballots already cast indicates voters are showing an interest in the Presidential, U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial races.

Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski said over 150 absentee ballots have already been filed and that form of voting has only been available since Monday! With the federal races, Skronski noted that the local races, especially the school board races, have generated a lot of interest in this General Election. She added that many voters in the North Judson area are paying particular attention to the referendum question that asks if the North Judson Town Council should expand to five members from three members.

Both Skronski and Pulaski County Clerk Tasha Foerg reported a high volume of voter registration notices through the mail, online, and through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Those voters who just became of age to vote and those who have changed their address were amongst those who registered.

Foerg said that 102 absentee votes have been cast in Pulaski County so far.

Starke County voters may cast an absentee in the second floor meeting room in the Starke County Courthouse Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. CT. Absentee voting will also be available on two Saturdays: Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. The last available time to vote absentee will be Monday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.

In-office absentee voting in Pulaski County is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30–3:30 p.m. ET in the Pulaski County Courthouse. One Saturday has been scheduled for in-office absentee voting: Nov. 3 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.