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Absentee Voting Picking up for General Election

Absentee voting is still available to those who will not be available to go to the polls on Election Day.

Marshall County has recorded a total of 353 of absentee votes so far while Pulaski County has had 147 absentee voters. The Starke County Clerk’s office reported 272 walk-in voters and 60 mail-in votes.

In Starke County, in-office absentee voting will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT in the second floor meeting room in the courthouse from now until Oct. 31. The same hours will apply for Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Evening voting hours are available on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT and Thursday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT.

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Absentee Voting Turnout Strong

The first week of absentee voting saw quite a few voters filling out ballots for the General Election.

The Marshall County Clerk’s office had 129 voters while the Starke County Clerk’s office had 108 voters and the Pulaski County Clerk’s Office had 69 absentee walk-in voters.

In Starke County, in-office absentee voting will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT in the second floor meeting room in the courthouse from now until Oct. 31. The same hours will apply for Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Absentee Voting Now Open for General Election

Voters can now vote absentee in a county clerk’s office for the November General Election.

In Starke County, in-office absentee voting will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT in the second floor meeting room in the courthouse from now until Oct. 31. The same hours will apply for Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Today is the Final Day to Vote Absentee

Today is the last day to vote absentee in the May Primary Election.

As of Friday morning, the Starke County Clerk’s office reported a count of 643 absentee ballots and the Pulaski County Clerk’s had a count of 306. The number jumped quickly in Pulaski County during the past week.

You may vote in the Starke County Courthouse or in the Pulaski County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to Noon local time today. The absentee voting period for tomorrow’s election will close today at Noon.

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Last Week to Vote Absentee for May Primary Election

This is the last full week in which you may vote absentee in the May 6 Primary Election.

Absentee voting in Starke County is available today through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Starke County Courthouse will be open Tuesday and Thursday night for voting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT. Voting will take place on the second floor of the courthouse. As of Thursday, 293 absentee ballots have been filed in Starke County.

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Absentee Voting Still Going Strong

The May 6 Primary Election is in less than two weeks. If you cannot make it to the polls on election day, you have the option of completing an absentee ballot.

Absentee voting in Starke County is available today through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Starke County Courthouse will be open this Thursday night for absentee voting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT. Evening hours will be available Tuesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will take place on the second floor of the courthouse. So far, 245 absentee ballots have been filed in Starke County.

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Early Voting Hours Announced for Pulaski County

Early voting for the May Primary Election starts April 8, and according to Pulaski County Clerk Tasha Foerg, the deadline to register to vote is April 7 for those who wish to vote absentee. Early voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, April 8 – May 2, but Foerg said there will be Saturday hours as well.

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Important May Primary Election Reminders

Absentee voting for the May Primary Election is now available.

Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski informed WKVI News that if you would like to receive an absentee voting form by mail or to cast a ballot by way of the travel board, contact the election office at (574) 772-9160.

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Absentee Voting Comes to a Close; Polls Open Today for Special Election

Absentee voting wrapped up yesterday in Starke County, but the totals aren’t all in yet. Clerk Evelyn Skronski told WKVI that 283 in-office ballots have been cast and 15 travel board votes have been collected. However, she said they do not yet have the total on mail-in ballots because they sent out 44 ballots and not all of them have been returned yet.

Voters in California, Center and Washington townships are eligible to vote in this special election, voicing their opinions on a public questions offered by the Knox Community School Board concerning a construction and remodeling project in the Palmer Wing at the elementary school.

The polls open today, giving the rest of the voters in the qualifying townships the opportunity to have their say in the matter. The polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m., and Skronski said they’ll have the final results around 7 p.m.

School Referendum Supporters and Foes Make Final Push

Voters who reside in the Knox Community School Corporation have until noon to cast absentee ballots at the courthouse in advance of tomorrow’s referendum. The outcome will determine whether a new wing will be added to the elementary school to replace the 50-year-old Palmer wing. Whatever It Takes Committee Chairman David Bullock says the school isn’t asking for very much money.

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Absentee Voting Going Strong in Special Election

There is still time to vote absentee in the special election in Starke County.

Voters in California, Center and Washington townships are eligible to vote on a public question offered by the Knox Community School Board concerning a construction and remodeling project in the Palmer Wing at the elementary school.

Absentee voting is available today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Starke County Courthouse. The last day to vote absentee in-office is Monday from 8 a.m. to noon. The polls will be open on Election Day Tuesday, May 7 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A total of 207 in-office absentee ballots have been cast, 32 mail-in ballots received and 8 travel board votes collected.

Absentee Voting Available Today at Starke County Courthouse

Absentee voting is available in the Starke County Courthouse today from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.

Voters in the Knox Community School District are examining a referendum question on the ballot that asks permission to move forward with a construction project at the Palmer Wing of the Knox Elementary School.

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Absentee Voting Off to a Good Start

The first day of absentee voting went pretty smoothly yesterday, according to voting officials in the Starke County clerk’s office.

Twenty people voted absentee and 10 people asked for mail ballots on Monday. Absentee voting is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. CT at the Starke County Courthouse until May 3. You may also vote absentee on Saturday, April 27 and May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m., and Monday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to Noon. The polls are open May 7 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Center, California, and Washington Townships.

This is a special election for voters in the Knox Community School District and voters will be approving or rejecting a referendum asking for a slight tax increase in order to fund a proposed construction project at the 60-year-old Palmer Wing at the Knox Elementary School.  The project would greatly improve conditions for students and staff in that part of the building.

Absentee Voting Starts, Voter Registration Ends Today

Today is the last day to register to vote and the first day to vote absentee for the May 7 special election in Starke County.

If you have not previously registered to vote in Starke County, today is the last day you may do so. Registration is available in the Starke County Clerk’s office. If you reside in the Knox Community School voting district, you are eligible to vote in the special election on May 7.

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Absentee Votes Rolling In; Continues This Week

Absentee voting numbers are up in both Starke and Pulaski Counties.

Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski reports almost 800 absentee ballots have been cast so far with walk-in voters and mail-in ballots. She indicated that this is a significant amount of ballots cast so far, especially with three weeks to go until the General Election on Nov. 6.

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Voter Registration Deadline Is Tomorrow; Absentee Voting Begins Today

Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski and Pulaski County Clerk Tasha Foerg urge Hoosiers to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election. The last day to register is tomorrow!

You can register by going online to www.IndianaVoters.com or by visiting your county clerk’s office. If you do not register to vote, you cannot cast a ballot in this important presidential election. You have until 4 p.m. tomorrow to register, and many government offices may be closed due to the Columbus Day holiday today.

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Absentee Voting Dates Released For Pulaski County

Pulaski County Clerk Tasha Foerg has released absentee voting information for the General Election.

In-office absentee voting will be Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, Monday through Friday, from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 12:30–3:30 p.m. ET in the Pulaski County Courthouse. One Saturday has been set aside for in-office absentee voting for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon ET in the courthouse. Another date may be added to that schedule at the end of October.

For information on voter registration, traveling board applications and more, call Tasha Foerg at (574) 946-3313.

Three Contested Races in Pulaski County

Absentee voting is underway in Pulaski County with three local contested races: County Commissioner District One, County Commissioner District Two, and the County Council At-Large position.

Republicans Kenneth Boswell and Terry Young compete for the position of County Commissioner for District One, while Republicans Larry Brady and Michael Tiede battle for District Two. The County Council At-Large position is contested by Republicans Brian Ledley, Steven Nellans, Roger Querry, Douglas Roth, and Jerry Sullivan, Jr.

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Absentee Voting Well Underway in Starke, Pulaski Counties

Absentee voting has picked up a bit this week in Starke County, says Clerk Evelyn Skronski. Nearly 225 walk-in absentee votes have been filed and another 125 have been mailed in.

Absentee voting will be open until Saturday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT. Thursday, however, voting will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 will be the last day for absentee voting, with polls open from 8 a.m. until noon.

In Pulaski County, absentee voting is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There have been 109 walk-in absentee votes, but there is no total yet on mail-ins.

Three contested races will be up for voting on the Starke County ballots: County Commissioner District Three, County Council At-Large, and County Treasurer.

Democrats Daniel Bridegroom and Joseph Woods will compete for the County Commissioner District Three seat, while Republicans Bryan Cavender, Talia Reed, and Bruce Williams and Democrats Freddie Baker, Judy Benninghoff, and Bob Sims vie for the County Council At-Large position. Democrats Linda Belork and Kasey Clark will go toe-to-toe for the County Treasurer position.

Starke County Election Board Discusses Handicap Accessibility

Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski

The Starke County Election Board met this week. Clerk Evelyn Skronski, a board member, talked about the agenda items discussed.

“We’ve got our absentee hours set, and we’ve got all of our full training hours set, and the county chairs are working on getting their poll workers,” said Skronski.

Some polling places needed upgrades in handicapped parking and accessibility.

“We talked about what we need to get done for handicap-accessible precincts, so we’re going to do that,” said Skronski.

To help upgrade handicapped accessibility Mrs. Skronski said they received a grant.

“I recieved a $10,000 grant from the Help America Vote Act, to be used for making sure the polling places are all handicap-accessible– signage, painting of parking places, repairing or repaving some of the parking lots,” Skronski said.

Absentee voting begins Monday April 9th. And the travel board will go out April 28 through May 7th. The May 7th. board will only go out until noon.