Today is the first-day voters may cast an absentee ballot for the 2018 primary election, which means you can walk into an absentee location and cast an early vote for the primary.
All registered Indiana voters are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at their county election board office, just don’t forget to bring a valid ID with you. Specific dates and locations for absentee voting can be found below: Continue reading →
Two defendants charged with a felony level of possession of methamphetamine were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
Debra Trusty, 46, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the prosecutor’s office to the charge. She admitted that she was in possession of the drug while in a police vehicle while enroute to the Starke County Jail on Dec. 5, 2015. Trusty’s attorney, Leslie Baker, explained that she successfully completed treatment and is gainfully employed. She is also attempting to make changes in her life to keep herself sober.
Those who want to vote in the May 8 primary but won’t be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have a few options. The Starke County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications for mail-in ballots. They’ll be sent out to qualified voters starting the week of March 24, according to county election officials.
The Starke County Election Board is cracking down on candidates who don’t turn in their financial statements on time. “They have to close out their candidacy by preparing the forms according to the deadlines,” Election Board President Peg Brettin explained during last week’s meeting. “If they don’t, the way the law is set up, the county election boards throughout the State of Indiana can have a hearing for them, can bring them before the board, can assess them.”
The Starke County Clerk’s Office is getting its new early voting location ready for the May primary. In-person absentee voting will still take place in the Starke County Courthouse, but it will move from the Clerk’s Office on the second floor to a meeting room on the first floor.
Railroad Township appears to have a new township board member. Roger Chaffins Sr. has been appointed to the position by Starke County Democratic Party Chair Kenny Wallace. Chaffins replaces Board President Gus Eckert, who resigned.
County clerks around Indiana have been busy updating their voter registration lists. Voters whose registrations were considered inactive by 2014 and have not voted since then have had their voter records canceled. Continue reading →
The North Judson Town Council may soon have a new member. According to officials in the Starke County Clerk’s Office, a Republican Party caucus is scheduled for this Thursday at 7 p.m. to choose a replacement for Nathan Bradley. Continue reading →
This is the first day for prospective General Election voters to cast absentee ballots. Registered Starke County voters may do so on the second floor of the courthouse weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 4 p.m. Please be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Only voters who reside in Starke County may vote at the courthouse. Continue reading →
Starke County officials are preparing for the upcoming election. They will be testing electronic voting machines on Friday, Oct. 7th at 1 p.m. in the second floor hallway of the Starke County Courthouse. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the test. Continue reading →
The Starke County Commissioners will have a better idea of the scope of renovations to two county buildings after their meeting tonight. Representatives from architectural firm DLZ and contractor Skillman Corporation will share final design plans for the revamped courthouse and renovated former jail. They will also provide a breakdown of costs for the work. Continue reading →
Starke County voters who did not cast ballots during the absentee period will need to vote in their assigned precincts today.
Turnout has been healthy so far, according to officials with the Starke County Clerk’s Office. Absentee voting wrapped up yesterday at noon, with a total of 1,081 votes cast. Of those, 867 were in person, 160 were mailed in, 33 were cast by traveling board and one came from a military member. Continue reading →
This is the first day to vote absentee in advance of the May 3rd primary election. Polls will be open at the Starke County Courthouse each Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 4 p.m. through Friday, April 29th. Voters must bring a photo identification with them to cast ballots in the second floor meeting room. Continue reading →
Registered Starke County voters who cannot get to the polls to vote in the May 3rd primary election can get their absentee ballot request in now. The Starke County Clerk’s Office will start mailing them on Friday, March 18. Requests for absentee ballot applications by mail are due in the clerk’s office by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25th. Continue reading →
Cross one candidate off the list in Starke County. Republican Tim Brettin has withdrawn from the treasurer’s race, according to staff in the clerk’s office. That leaves incumbent Democrat Kasey Clark unopposed in the November election. Continue reading →
A couple of competitive primary races have taken shape in Starke County. As of Friday afternoon, four Democrats and one Republican have filed for the Commissioner District 3 seat. It’s currently held by Republican Kent Danford. Continue reading →
Starting today, the Starke County Clerk’s office will be closed for an hour each day to accommodate staff training. It will occur between noon and 1 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 29th. Continue reading →
Poll workers are needed to handle Election Day duties at several precincts in Starke County. Voters who reside within the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation will decide whether or not property taxes should be increased to cover a significant general fund shortfall. Continue reading →
The winners in May’s Knox Municipal Primary Election do not have challengers in November’s General Election contest. Officials with the Starke County Clerk’s Office did not receive any candidate filings prior to Monday’s noon deadline. Continue reading →