The last day to register to vote in the 2015 municipal primary is Monday, April 6. The municipal primary will include those looking for Knox City Council seats in Districts 1-4, Mayor of Knox, City Clerk-Treasurer and Judge of City Court.
Those seeking a seat in the town elections in Hamlet and North Judson will be a part of town conventions if there are opposing party candidates. Candidates chosen in any town convention will be on the General Election ballot.
Registrations must be received in the voter registration office by 4 p.m. on April 6 or postmarked on that date.
Candidates for town offices are still eligible to sign up for offices up for election in this municipal cycle.
The latest candidate to file in the Stake County Clerk’s Office is Democrat Dean Goble, who is running for a seat on the Hamlet Town Council. Since the last report in Pulaski County, Democrat Emily L. Bailey and James Fleury filed for a Monterey Town Council positions while Republican Ronald “Rudy” Desabitine is seeking a Ward 2 seat on the Winamac Town Council.
The deadline to file for a town office is Aug. 3. If a race develops in a party, a town convention will be held to determine a party candidate to be on the November ballot in the General Election.
Voter registration ends April 6, and absentee voting opens the next day. For information on those items, call you local voter registration clerk.
The City of Knox Primary Election is Tuesday, May 5.
The Hamlet Town Board determined at its recent meeting to continue to have the County Election Board conduct its November Town election. The town pays a fee for the service.
The continuing snow fall is keeping Street Department busy. Street Superintendent Fred Rowe reported that as of February 11th it had plowed the town’s streets 8 times, racking up a total of 92 miles. There was also discussion of relieving standing water and ice build up on several streets.Continue reading →
This is the last week for candidates seeking a city council office to file for the primary election. Candidates seeking office in a town populated with less than 3,500 residents have until Aug. 3 to file in this year’s Municipal Election.
Democrat Frank Lonigro, Jr. is seeking another term on the Hamlet Town Council while Democrat Judy Harwood will be running for another term for Medaryville Town Clerk-Treasurer.
Request for a recount in two races in the General Election have been filed in the Starke County Clerk’s office.
Clerk Evelyn Skronski told WKVI News that a recount has been requested in the County Council District 4 race between Republican Don White and Democrat Pamela Stalbaum. Stalbaum had received 707 votes and White had 705 votes. The second request has been filed in the race for Railroad Township Trustee. Republican Mandy Thompson won the seat by three votes over Democrat Roger Chaffins, Sr.
The Starke County Clerk’s office has not yet received any notice from candidates to request a recount in close races in last week’s General Election.
Three races were decided by a matter of votes. In the County Council District 4 race, Democrat Pamela Stalbaum won the seat by two votes over Republican Don White. Republican Mandy Thompson had three more votes than incumbent Roger Chaffins, Sr. in the Railroad Township Trustee race. The Oregon-Davis School Board District 1 race was decided by three votes. Christopher Lawrence kept his seat on the school board. Annette M. Ferch challenged Lawrence in the election.
Candidates who lost by narrow margins have until Tuesday, Nov. 18 at noon to file a request for a recount with the county clerk’s office. Unofficial vote totals in Starke County indicate three candidates lost by miniscule margins. Continue reading →
Voters can now vote absentee in a county clerk’s office for the November General Election.
In Starke County, in-office absentee voting will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT in the second floor meeting room in the courthouse from now until Oct. 31. The same hours will apply for Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 1.
The Starke County Clerk’s office has had only one same-sex marriage license issued and that was filed on Wednesday afternoon – shortly after the federal appeals court struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage on constitutional grounds on Wednesday afternoon.
Today is the last day to vote absentee in the May Primary Election.
As of Friday morning, the Starke County Clerk’s office reported a count of 643 absentee ballots and the Pulaski County Clerk’s had a count of 306. The number jumped quickly in Pulaski County during the past week.
You may vote in the Starke County Courthouse or in the Pulaski County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to Noon local time today. The absentee voting period for tomorrow’s election will close today at Noon.
As of Monday, the Starke County Clerk’s Office has had 111 people come through the office to vote absentee in this year’s special election.
Clerk Evelyn Skronski notes that Monday, April 29 is the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail and the Travel Board will be going out to collect votes beginning this Thursday, April 25. If you would like to request a visit by the travel board, call the clerk’s office at 772-9160.
A steady flow of voters have already cast ballots in the upcoming May 7 special election.
Absentee voting started last week at the Starke County Courthouse for the May 7 question involving whether taxes should be raised in order to fund construction at Knox Elementary School. As of Monday morning, 66 people have voted in person, according to officials with the Starke County Clerk’s office. Many of those voters are older and don’t want to worry about getting out on Election Day, but you don’t need any special reason to cast an early ballot. Absentee voting continues each weekday at the courthouse through noon on Monday, May 6.
The last day to register to vote in this year’s Spring Primary Election is Monday, April 9th.
There are three registration options for you to consider: You can register at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles when you go to renew your Driver’s License, you register online at this website, or you can go to your county’s clerk’s office and fill out a registration form.
If you are already registered to vote and are not able to go to the polls, but would like to vote absentee, in-office absentee voting begins Monday, April 9th, at 8:00 a.m. CT in the Starke County Clerk’s Office. You may vote absentee until Noon on Monday, May 7th. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 8th and polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. prevailing time.
Love was in the air Tuesday in the Starke County Clerk’s office. Clerk Evelyn Skronski performed three wedding ceremonies in the conference room, and has two more weddings coming up Friday.
Without the requirement of blood certificates, the whole process can take no longer than a half an hour. Anyone 16 years of age and younger has to have permission of the court and parents, those who are 17 years old have to have parental approval, and anyone aged 18 to 21 has to have a birth certificate and identification. If you are over the age of 21, you to only have an I.D.
The Clerk said the charge is $2.00 for the paperwork and $18.00 for the ceremony and you can be married with or without witnesses.
One happy groom told Evelyn Tuesday, The $20.00 fee is a sure a lot cheaper than my divorce.”
February, specifically Valentine’s Day, June and December are the big wedding months for marriages in the Starke County Clerk’s Office. She said a lot of couples in December say they want to be eligible for the tax deduction.
Several Republican candidates filed for office yesterday in the Starke County Clerk’s Office.
Those candidates include Robert “Bob” Kolanowski, Don White, Don Johnson, Dorene Matzat and John Norem who filed for Precinct Committeeman positions. Don Johnson and Don White also filed for State Convention Delegate.
The Starke County Clerk’s Office received three candidate filings in the first week. Kasey Clark has filed for Starke County Treasurer and Robert (Bob) Sims filed for Starke County Council at Large seat on the Democratic ticket. Clark is currently in the office filling the term of Linda Belork who was removed from the office in August of 2011. Democrat Dennis Estok filed last week for the office of Starke County Surveyor.
Republican Donna Henry increased her victory margin to six in the North Judson Municipal Election for Clerk-Treasurer today. The provisional votes were inspected and of the four votes examined, two were approved and two were rejected. The two votes for Henry gave her a 223-217 victory over Connie Miller, the Democrat Incumbent.
Also picking up two votes was Tim Cummins, Republican, for the Town Council Ward 3 race. His new vote total is 278. The vote total for his opponent, Democrat Daniel Anderson, stayed the same at 162.