Thousands Vote Early, Ahead of Today’s Election

Voters head to the polls today, but several Starke and Pulaski County residents have already cast their ballots. The Starke County Clerk’s Office reports that 1,795 voted early in-person. Another 232 Starke County residents voted by mail, while 35 voted by travel board.

Pulaski County’s had 1,263 in-person absentee voters, according to Election Assistant Laura Bailey. She says that number is lower than during the 2016 presidential election, but nearly double that of the 2014 mid-terms. Pulaski County election officials were still waiting for the final mail-in ballots to arrive, as of Monday afternoon.

Election Day voting takes place today from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. Starke County voters have to vote at their local precinct polling place, while Pulaski County voters may cast ballots at any one of the county’s five vote centers.

Once the polls close, tune into K99.3 for live election results, as we follow all the contested races in Starke and Pulaski counties.