Pulaski County voters have a few more opportunities to learn about the county’s new polling procedures before the May 3rd primary election.
County Clerk Christi Hoffa says voters will notice a few changes on Election Day. “The biggest change they’re going to see is the paper poll books are going to be gone,” she says. “There won’t be books upon books on the tables that the clerks are going to have to look through to try and find an individual voter. They’ll see an iPad on a stand on the desk, and that’s actually the electronic version of the poll pad.”
The new electronic poll books are part of Pulaski County’s switch to a vote center system. That means there will be fewer polling places in the county, but voters will be able to cast their ballots at any of them.
Hoffa says the County Election Board is holding a few events to help the public adapt to these changes. “We are having a couple community training sessions, and we have located them at the vote centers. With the change to vote centers this year, we want people to be familiar with where the locations are that they can vote.”
The next training session will be held tomorrow Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Pulaski County Highway Garage in Winamac. Sessions will also be held Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at the Francesville Fire Station and Tuesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Medaryville Christian Church Annex.
Other vote centers that will be open on Election Day include the Monterey Town Hall and the Star City Community Center.
Hoffa also reminds residents that in addition to voting at any of those five locations on Election Day, they can vote early at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac. Residents can also request to vote by mail by calling the County Clerk’s Office at 574-946-3313.