Monterey has officially called off its town convention. With no contested races this year, the town council passed a resolution Monday, formally stating that no convention will be held, according to Council President Doug Denton.Continue reading
A change in Francesville’s mail delivery has led to a number of voters being listed as inactive. Pulaski County Clerk JoLynn Behny told the rest of the election board last week that the state is updating its voter list, to figure out which voters are inactive.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s election computers are getting an upgrade.Continue reading
Medaryville voters will have a few contested races to decide this year. As of Wednesday morning, three candidates are in the running to replace Democrat Judy Harwood as clerk-treasurer, according to Pulaski County Clerk JoLynn Behny.Continue reading
Medaryville and Monterey will be handling their own General Elections this year, without the direct involvement of the Pulaski County Election Board. County Clerk JoLynn Behny told the rest of the county election board Tuesday that she’s received a resolution to that effect from the Town of Medaryville, and she expects Monterey to send one soon.Continue reading
With Medaryville and Monterey expected to hold town elections this fall, the Pulaski County Election Board will discuss other potential uses for its 2019 election budget when it meets today. Board members will also start working on their 2020 budget proposal.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Election Board is planning to start budgeting for voting machine upgrades. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require voting machines to have a “voter verifiable paper audit trail” by the end of 2029. Adding the necessary printers to Pulaski County’s machines is estimated to cost $45,000.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Election Board passed a resolution Monday officially declaring that there will be no primary election there this year.Continue reading
Since Pulaski County won’t have to hold a primary election this year, a resolution saying how much money the county will save will be up for approval tonight. The county election board is expected to consider the resolution when it meets tonight at 5:30 EDT. The resolution would then go to the county commissioners at their 6:00 p.m. meeting. Both meetings will be held in the Pulaski County Courthouse.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s voting machine security procedures were officially put in writing by the election board last week. Board members approved a resolution officially outlining the security protocol.Continue reading
Pulaski County will not be holding a primary election this May, due to a lack of contested races. The county election board made it official Thursday, by formally approving a motion not to have a primary this year. Clerk JoLynn Behny explained, “The only two municipalities that are having elections are the Town of Medaryville – and they have no contested seats, and nobody is running for Medaryville town clerk – and the Town of Monterey has chosen to have a convention.”Continue reading
It took almost nine months, but Pulaski County’s regulations on campaign signs have finally been repealed. The county commissioners agreed to repeal the “special signs” portion of the county’s Unified Development Ordinance Monday.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will once again consider repealing the county’s campaign sign regulations when they meet this morning. The commissioners and the advisory plan commission have been discussing removing the “special signs” portion of the county’s Unified Development Ordinance since April, since election board members felt there were already enough rules at the state and federal level.
Pulaski County’s General Election results were officially certified by the county election board last week. Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office says the process is mainly a formality, since the necessary paperwork had already been submitted to the state. As part of the certification process, Wilder says the board members signed a printout of the election results, which then has to be kept in the county’s records for a certain period of time.
Some Pulaski County candidates who failed to turn in pre-election campaign finance reports by October 19 will not be fined. The Democrat Central Committee, Coroner John Behny, former Circuit Court judge candidate Tim Murray, and former county council candidate Doug Roth all failed to turn in their reports by the noon deadline.
The acceptance of provisional ballots did not change the outcome of any of last week’s races in Pulaski County. Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office says that of the 16 provisional votes cast, seven were found to be valid by the county election board Tuesday.
Pulaski County Election Board members were informed about what to expect on Election Day when they met last week.
Election board members Patty Sullivan and Jessye Gilley were instructed to be at the Pulaski County Court House at 5 a.m. on Tuesday. They were told they will be assisting with various tasks, working as support staff. Continue reading
An update about Election Day workers was provided to Pulaski County Election Board members when they met on Monday. Election Assistant Laura Bailey informed the members that after a polling place inspector quit last week, she had to make some last minute changes. Continue reading
In order to ensure that all citizens have a fair chance to cast a vote, the Pulaski County Travel Board is making some stops around the county prior to Election Day.
According to Pulaski County Election Board officials, the travel board will be in Winamac today at the Pulaski Health Care Center and the Hickory Creek nursing home. Earlier this week, the travel board was the Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville. Continue reading