Although the Chesterton Tribune has heard of no troubling issues in
connection with the voting on Tuesday, it has received anecdotal reports of
At least two residents of South 21st Street, on going to their polling place
of years—the Chesterton First United Methodist Church—were told that their
neighborhood, formerly in Westchester 10, had been absorbed by Westchester
4. Neither had been informed of the change. Both were sent to vote at
Chesterton High School, where one of them, committed to voting early before
work, found himself stuck in the teeth of CHS morning rush-hour traffic.
Another voter reported that the precinct map had him living in Jackson 5.
But he appeared in the polling place’s rolls in Jackson 3. He then cast his
ballot without further difficulty.
A voter living in Westchester 3 was told by poll workers at Bailly
Elementary School that he had to declare a party “because it was a
primary.” Another voter in line, however, correctly informed the poll
workers that any voter wishing only to vote on the Duneland School
referendum could request—and must receive—a “non-partisan” ballot. The poll
workers found this voter such a ballot and the voter duly cast it.