The Starke County Election Board members will be looking into upgrading the county’s Microvote voting machines.
The Starke County Election Board members discussed a complaint filed by a voter in the November General Election.
It was a big night for Starke County Republican candidates in the November General Election.
There are still a few days remaining for voters to cast an early ballot in this year’s November General Election.
Voter registration clerks in Starke and Pulaski Counties are busy collecting absentee ballots for the November General Election.
The Culver Town Council members considered the third reading of an ordinance that would move the town council and clerk-treasurer selection to the May Primary Election. From there, the candidates would move to the November General Election ballot.
All candidates running in the November General Election are required to have campaign finance reports into the clerk’s office today by noon, local time.
Two at-large seats on the North Judson Town Council will be on the Starke County November General Election Ballot. The deadline to file for candidacy is Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Two at-large North Judson Town Council seats will be included on the November General Election ballot.
All positions on the November General Election ballot in Starke County have not been filled, but according to Clerk Evelyn Skronski, the county party chairmen have until Thursday, July 3 at noon to certify the new filings.
Skronski said a full list of candidates could be produced on Tuesday, July 8.
There are still a few positions left open on the November election ballot in Pulaski County that need to be filled by Monday, June 30.
Clerk Tasha Foerg said there are vacancies in several advisory board positions as well as township trustee positions on both the Republican and Democrat tickets. She added that vacancies on the Republican ticket include surveyor and county council district 2. On the Democrat ticket, there are openings for assessor, clerk, coroner, county council district 4, and prosecutor.
Starke County Republican Party Chairperson, Brenda Stanojevic, has several positions to fill for the November General Election ballot.
According to Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski, the vacancies include the clerk; auditor; recorder; coroner; assessor; commissioner district 2; trustee positions in California Township, Center Township, Davis Township, Jackson Township, Oregon Township, Railroad Township and Wayne Township; plus advisory board candidates for California 1, Center 2, Davis 1, Jackson 3, North Bend 1, Oregon 2, Railroad 1, Washington 1 and Wayne 2. These positions need to be filled by noon on June 30. The only exception is the Railroad Township Trustee due to a withdrawn candidate. That vacancy needs to be filled by June 18.
The North Judson Town Board’s plan to increase the size of the board from three members to five will be presented to the public for their approval in November on the general ballot. According to Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry, voters will be asked if they support the referendum to increase the board’s size after the Starke County Election Board ensures it gets on the ballot.
The November General Election is now less than one month away. Voters will be selecting a Clerk-Treasurer, Town Council members and Mayors, in some cases in this Municipal Election.
For the City of Knox, only one race is contested and that is the City Council District One race with candidates Don Kring, a Democrat and Republican Thom Morin. That will be the only race that will appear on the ballot. This year’s legislature approved the printing of only contested races on this year’s ballot. Starke County Clerk, Evelyn Skronski, said that may cause some confusion for voters.
The November General Election is nearing and so is the deadline to register to vote. The last day to register is Tuesday, October 11th.
If you have a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card can use the online service. You can visit this website to register or update your voter registration card. If you have moved since the last time you voted, you should update your information. You may also register by mail or in-person at a county voter registration office, the Indiana Election Division or a branch office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
There are some counties in the state that are considering putting all candidates on the November Municipal Election ballot, although state law only allows contested races on the ballot.
Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski and Pulaski County Clerk Tasha Foerg told WKVI that only contested races will appear on the Municipal election ballots. Skronski indicated that legislators may reverse this decision for future Municipal elections with the confusion it may cause voters. The Starke County Election Board voted to follow the state statute to only allow contested races. The Pulaski County Clerk said she is also following state statute.