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Voice of the People: Cast an informed vote Tuesday in town elections

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Voice of the People

(Reader Opinion)


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.

The Chesterton 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.

Chesterton High 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,

Registration to 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 three locations.

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.

Jennifer Klug


Posted 10/27/2015




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