Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for General Election

Those who’d like to vote in next month’s General Election but are not registered have one more week to get that done. The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 9. Residents have until the close of business that day to register at their county clerk’s office, or until midnight to register online at On that website, you can also check and see whether you’re already registered.

The absentee voting period runs from Wednesday, October 10 through Monday, November 5. In-person early voting will take place in the first floor of the county courthouse in Knox for Starke County voters, while Pulaski County voters may cast ballots early at the County Justice Center in Winamac or the Francesville Fire Station.

Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley says her office is currently processing and receiving mail-in ballots. She adds that eligible voters who are home-bound or disabled may vote by travel board. To request a travel board visit in Starke County or for more information on absentee voting in general, call the county’s election office at 574-772-9160. The Pulaski County Clerk’s Office may be reached at 574-946-3313.

Polls will be open for Election Day voting on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. Cooley also reminds voters that if they vote a straight ticket, there will still be some at-large offices and questions they’ll have to select separately.

Additionally, Starke County will hold a public test of its voting machines and equipment tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 in the second floor meeting room in the Starke County Courthouse.