When we recently talked with Starke County Clerk, Evelyn Skronski, about the Primary Election campaign signs placed outside the Knox city limits, where the only Primary Election in Starke County will be held next Tuesday, she shared her insight as to the candidate’s reasoning.
“Name recognition is one of the important aspects of voting,” she explained. “The candidates are putting their signs wherever the property owner has given them permission to do so. A friend may tell a friend about a sign in their yard, and then they may tell somebody who lives in those precincts and so those people can vote. But, it’s mainly name recognition.”
And, the 2,800 or so Knox voters who are eligible to cast ballots do regularly travel many roads outside the city limits and when they can see the signs, it gives the candidates additional name recognition.