The Starke County Election Board members heard a challenge Wednesday morning from Tom DeCola about the candidacy of Lauri Anne Manns Venckus as a Republican candidate for Starke County Treasurer on the May Primary ballot.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board heard evidence from witnesses Wednesday morning challenging the address of residency of Tom DeCola as it appears on his candidacy paperwork as a Republican candidate for Starke County Treasurer.Continue reading
Efforts to bring vote centers to Starke County continue. A proposed vote center plan failed to get the required unanimous vote from the county election board on four separate occasions. But there’s still a chance a plan could be implemented in time for the May primary, according to Deputy Clerk Colleen Hodge.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board’s authority to withhold its own pay is being questioned by one of its members. On Monday, the board voted two-to-one not to pay its members for 2020, if the board failed to approve a vote center plan to keep this year’s elections on-budget. Board Member Harrison Fields cast the opposing vote.Continue reading
A bill for almost $11,000 has prompted the North Judson Town Council to consider changing the town’s election cycle. The bill for last November’s town election was eventually forgiven by the Starke County Council, but during Monday’s town council meeting, Council Member Josh Brown said the county might not be willing to do that in the future.Continue reading
Vote centers will not be coming to Starke County in the near future. The vote center plan failed to get the required unanimous vote during the election board’s fourth attempt Wednesday.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board will make a fourth attempt at approving a vote center plan. It once again failed to get the required unanimous vote during a special meeting Monday. Board Member Harrison Fields again cast the opposing vote.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members will attempt to vote on the Vote Center plan for the third time today.
The Vote Center Plan would move the county from the current status of precinct polling sites to Vote Center sites. The move to a Vote Center county would allow any eligible voter the chance to vote at any of the seven Vote Centers proposed in the draft plan. They would be located at Koontz Lake Property Owners Building, Hamlet Fire James R. Hardesty Community Building, Washington Township Community Building, Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox, North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, San Pierre Fire Department, and the Bass Lake-California Township Fire Department on Election Day.
The Koontz Lake Association Building and the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library are two proposed sites for early voting. They would be open Monday through Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel noted that the only thing that needs to be decided is which site will be open during which of the two weeks prior to Election Day.
Past meetings have shown an overwhelming positive public response to the change to Vote Centers, but the Vote Center Plan has failed twice to gather a unanimous vote by the Starke County Election Board. A third vote is planned today.
The Starke County Election Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. today in the ground floor meeting room in the Starke County Annex No. 1 Building at 53 E. Mound Street in Knox.
Starke County Clerk Bernadette Welter Manuel updated the Starke County Election Board members Wednesday morning on topics related to elections in the state legislature.Continue reading
For the second time, the proposed Vote Center Plan for Starke County failed to advance.Continue reading
A vote on the Vote Center plan is anticipated this morning during the Starke County Election Board’s meeting.Continue reading
As the Starke County Election Board prepares to take another vote on a switch to vote centers, Pulaski County Election Board members plan to weigh in. The Starke County Election Board is expected to vote on its vote center plan next Wednesday, after it failed to get a unanimous vote during last week’s meeting.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members opened a public hearing Wednesday morning to hear comments concerning a possible switch to Vote Centers with a vote on a draft plan later in the meeting.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members are expected to vote on the proposed Vote Center Plan in a meeting this morning at the Starke County Courthouse.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board is expected to vote on a switch to vote centers next week. So far, residents seem to be in favor of the change, according to Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel.Continue reading
Starke County will be getting 20 printers for its voting machines under a new state requirement.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members made a slight change to the proposed Vote Center Plan last week.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members Wednesday morning discussed their initial thoughts since the rollout of the draft Vote Center plan during the joint meeting of the Starke County Council and Commissioners on Monday, Nov. 18.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members will meet this morning where they will review the Vote Center plan.Continue reading
On behalf of the Starke County Election Board, Starke County Clerk Bernadette Welter-Manuel presented a draft Vote Center Plan to the public during Monday night’s joint Starke County Council and Commissioners meeting.Continue reading