It’s Primary Election Day! Voters in precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Center Township in Knox are encouraged to vote today and all voting will be done at the Knox Community Center. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Starke County Clerk, Evelyn Skronski, received 182 absentee ballots in her office. 123 walk-in ballots, 37 ballots by mail and 22 Travel Board were received. Of those votes 163 were Democratic ballots and 19 were Republican ballots.
Three contested races are on the ballot. Democrats Rick Chambers and Mark Smith are vying for the office of Mayor for the City of Knox. Jeffrey Houston and Clarence Marshall are running for the Democratic nomination for Knox City-Clerk Treasurer and Democrats Ronald E. Parker and Robert “Bob” Shireman are running for Knox City Council District 2. Ed Hasnerl will report election results live after 6:00 p.m. from the Starke County Courthouse.
The Knox License Branch will be open today from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Voter IDs and Driver’s Licenses only. Nineteen Indiana counties, including Pulaski County, will not have an election today. The license branch in Winamac will be closed today. Proper identification is needed to cast your important vote today.