Today is Last Day to Vote Absentee


Today is the last chance to vote absentee in the City of Knox Primary Municipal Election.

An absentee ballot may be cast in the second-floor meeting room in the Starke County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to noon today. As of Friday, 332 in-office, mail-in and travel board absentee ballots have been cast.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT tomorrow at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox for all eligible voters.

Incumbent Democrat Mayor Rick Chambers is seeking another term. He faces opposition from Democrat Dennis Estok, who previously served as mayor. Incumbent District 2 Councilman Ron Parker has drawn a primary challenge from fellow Democrat Priscilla Upp. Council District 4 incumbent Gregory L. Matt is opposed by Democrat Tim Manns in the primary. The winner of that contest will face Republican Anthony (Tony) Radkiewicz, Sr. in the November General Election. Democrats Bertha Blue and Dorine Barbara Godinez are vying for the Knox City Council At-Large seat given up by Linda Berndt. Incumbent councilmen Donald L. Kring and Jeff Berg are unopposed. So is Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeffery J. Houston. Voters will choose between incumbent Republican City Court Judge Charles F. Hasnerl and Democrat Angelo Masuka in November.