Absentee voting is available in the Starke County Courthouse today from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.
Voters in the Knox Community School District are examining a referendum question on the ballot that asks permission to move forward with a construction project at the Palmer Wing of the Knox Elementary School.
Supporters of the project are hoping for construction to help improve the education setting for the elementary students in that section of the building. There isn’t enough space for storage, the heating and cooling system needs to be updated, the technology infrastructure needs to be rehabilitated, and the kitchen area needs to be expanded.
Those opposing the project object to the increase in the property tax. A property tax calculator is available under the Election Central title on this website.
Voters may also vote absentee Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1–4 p.m. at the courthouse next week. The last opportunity to cast an absentee ballot is Monday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Voters will go to the polls in Center, California and Washington Township precincts on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As of Friday morning, 140 absentee votes have been cast in the clerk’s office. If you are confined and would like to vote in this election, a travel board member will visit you with a ballot. For assistance, call (574) 772-9160.