Starke County Election Board Sets Absentee Dates, Times


In-person absentee voting in Starke County in advance of the May 3rd primary election will begin April 5th and continue through May 2nd.

Polls will be open at the Starke County Courthouse each Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 4 p.m. Voters must bring a photo identification with them to cast ballots in the second floor meeting room.

The Starke County Election Board yesterday approved two Thursdays and two Saturdays of extended absentee voting as well. Polls will be until 7 p.m. on Thursdays April 21st and 28th.

Saturday absentee voting will take place on April 23rd and 30th from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 until 4 p.m. The final day to vote absentee is Monday, May 2nd, when polls will be open from 8 a.m. until noon.

Poll worker training will take place Tuesday, April 26th and Thursday, Thursday, April 28th from 6 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 30th from 9 until 11 a.m. at the courthouse. During the training, the responsibilities of each person involved in the election process will be reviewed and problems identified in previous elections will be addressed in hopes they don’t occur again.

Both the Democrat and Republican Parties are in need of poll workers for Election Day. Anyone interested in helping out can contact their respective party chair.