Voice of the People
Much attention is
being paid to the 2016 presidential election. However, it’s also important
to remember there are cities and towns elections this year.
There’s still time
to find information about local candidates and vote.
Tribune is a good source of information. This newspaper has printed
information about the candidates running in the Burns Harbor, Chesterton,
and Porter races. These are available on line on the newspaper’s website
Also, the evening
before the election, the paper has traditionally printed a recap of
information about candidates.
School radio station WDSO has broadcast interviews with the candidates.
These will be rebroadcast the evening before the election, Monday November
2nd, at 88.3 FM.
You can also listen
to the broadcast through their website,
vote closed October 5th for this election, so you would already have to be
registered to vote. You can vote early at three locations: Chesterton Town
Hall, 726 Broadway, Chesterton; North County Government Complex, 3560
Willowcreek Rd., Portage; and Porter County Administration Building, 155
Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday. There will also be voting Saturday, October 31st, at these
locations from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last day to vote early is Monday,
November 2nd. Voting that day ends at noon. You can vote early at any of the
Election Day is
Tuesday, November 3rd. The hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Chesterton
Tribune has printed the locations to vote by precinct the day before the
election. Your precinct is printed on your voter registration card. Also, to
check your voter registration status, the precinct you are in, and where to
vote on Election Day, you can go to the Porter County website
. Go to government, departments H-Z, voter registration, polling locations.
There will be a link to the statewide voter registration website where you
can find this information.
If you don’t have
internet access, you can call the Porter County Voter Registration Office.
Democrat director Kathy Kozuszek’s phone number is 219-465-3484. Republican
director Sundae Schoon’s phone number is 219-465-3486.
You also have to
bring a driver’s license or a state issued ID card to vote.
Local elections are
important also. Please consider choosing your local representatives this
fall in the cities and towns election.