Starke County Republican Party in Charge of 2011 Primary Election

It’s another feather in the cap for the Starke County Republican party. Because Republican Secretary of State candidate, Charlie White, defeated Democrat, Vop Osilli, in the 2010 November Starke County election, the Republican party will be in charge of this year’s Primary Election.

“The Secretary of State vote in each county determines placement of the party on the ballot and who has control over the precincts,” explained Starke County Clerk, Evelyn Skronski. “The Democrats have had control over the precincts and top billing on the ballot and now that has reversed due to the Secretary of State votes in Starke County where the Democrat candidate did not win that position.”

Skronski explains what the duties will be for the Republican party to get ready for election day.

“The party in charge selects the Inspectors. The Inspector is a person who has complete responsibility for getting the election up and running and any problems that can occur during Election Day.”

Skronski said it has been at least 30 to 40 years since the Democrat party has not been in charge of the election.