The Starke County Election Board will meet today at 10:00 a.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Courthouse. The three member board will be conducting a poll worker review for the 2011 Municipal Election, proofing the 2011 primary ballots for the City Election, and conducting other business that might come before the Board.
The 2011 City Election is important since it will be the first since the consolidation of Knox’s four precincts.
“We’re consolidating Center one, two, three and four from their current locations to the Knox Community Center,” said Evelyn Skronski, Election Board Secretary and Election Administrator. “Hopefully this is going to make it more cost effective and voter comfortable.”
Skronski said depending on how well the City Election goes, there might be some other consolidation before the 2012 election.
“We’re considering consolidation precincts in Wayne, Washington, Oregon, and California and relocating a couple of others. This could happen in 2012 for the next Presidential Election.”
Skronski said the consolidation seems to be a good move.
“Voting Centers have been in the news a lot lately and this is just one trial run step towards seeing if consolidation will work.”
We asked her about the set up at the Knox Community Center for the Spring
“There will be two inspectors and the judges, clerks and sheriffs. The voters will come in the front door and split off; one and two to the left and three and four to the right and they will continue on just like they would if they were at their regular precincts.”