Starke County Election Board to Finalize Early Voting Hours, Location

Early voting hours for North Judson’s town election are expected to be finalized during a special Starke County Election Board meeting this morning. Since North Judson is the only place in Starke County holding an election this fall, board members have decided to set up a satellite absentee voting location there. But they still need to pick a location and set the specific hours.

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Starke County Election Board to Set Up Satellite Early Voting Site in North Judson

North Judson voters won’t have to travel to Knox to cast their ballots early ahead of November’s municipal election. Starke County Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel told the rest of the county election board last week that since North Judson is the only town having an election this year, she’d like to set up a satellite absentee voting location there.

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Starke County Clerk’s Office Warns of Fake Early Voting Texts

The Starke County Clerk’s Office has received a number of inquiries from concerned citizens about text messages regarding early voting.

Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley stated that one of the texts apparently claims an individual’s early vote has not been recorded as of yet. She said if you receive one of these messages it is important to know that it is absolutely not from the Starke County Clerk’s Office. Continue reading

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.

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Pulaski County Election Board Sets Early Voting Hours for General Election

The Pulaski County Election Board has set early voting hours, ahead of November’s General Election. The early voting period runs from October 10 through November 5. During that time, in-person absentee voting will take place Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Justice Center in Winamac.

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Poll Worker’s Needlepoint Hobby Leads to Debate during Starke County Election Board Meeting

A poll worker’s needlepoint hobby led to a lengthy debate among Starke County Election Board members Wednesday. Board President Harrison Fields said he’s gotten complaints about a poll worker who’s apparently been doing needlepoint while waiting for potential voters, during in-person absentee voting hours. “I’ve had two phone calls on it, and me personally, I don’t like the looks of it, personally,” he said. “I don’t like the looks of it.”

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