Early voting hours for North Judson’s town election are expected to be finalized during a special Starke County Election Board meeting this morning. Since North Judson is the only place in Starke County holding an election this fall, board members have decided to set up a satellite absentee voting location there. But they still need to pick a location and set the specific hours.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board continues discussing the possibility of switching to vote centers, but what the next steps should be was a topic of debate during last week’s meeting.
Dan Bridegroom, serving as a proxy for board member Harrison Fields, spoke in favor of forming a study committee.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board’s newest member will take her seat during this morning’s meeting. Marcia Bedrock was appointed earlier this month by Starke County Republican Party Chair Dave Kesvormas, to replace Peg Brettin.Continue reading
A resolution that would start the process to move to Vote Centers was discussed in a joint session meeting with the Starke County Commissioners and Starke County Council members Monday night.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners approved a motion Monday night to direct the Starke County Election Board to move forward with a move from precinct voting sites to Vote Centers.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Election Board is looking for poll workers for the May primary. Board Chair Jon Frain says many of the county’s regular poll workers will be ineligible because they’re either on the ballot or related to someone who is.
The Pulaski County Election Board is gearing up for next year’s election cycle. Board members met Monday to adopt their 2018 budget proposal.
Today is the last chance to vote early before tomorrow’s primary election. For Starke County residents, in-person absentee voting takes place in the County Courthouse in Knox from 8 a.m. until noon. In Pulaski County, voters can cast their ballots today from 9:30 to noon at the Pulaski County Public Library. Continue reading
Pulaski County voters have a few more opportunities to learn about the county’s new polling procedures before the May 3rd primary election. Continue reading
The General Assembly has passed a proposal to allow any Indiana county to use centralized vote centers instead of neighborhood polling precincts. We asked Starke County Clerk, Evelyn Skronski, what comes next.
“Now it is up to each County Election Board to resolute that we do indeed go ahead and establish these voting centers,” replied Skronski. “The Commissioners and the County Council would have to approve this. Throughout Starke County I think about five voting centers would be in the numbers for us to handle that many and to make it convenient for the voters. The biggest issue here is the reduction of the cost of the elections.”
The Association of Indiana Counties applauded the Indiana Senate Elections Committee for passing a bill that would allow Indiana counties to adopt Vote Centers. Vote Centers are a top priority of the Association and the Indiana County Clerks Association because Vote Centers make voting more convenient for voters and less costly for taxpayers.