The Porter County
Election Board will convene Friday at 3 p.m. to further explore the concept
of voting centers in the county.
The board will meet
in the Commissioner Chambers at the County Administration Building, 155
Indiana Ave., Valparaiso.
Board president and
Republican member David Bengs and Republican County Clerk Karen Martin have
expressed interest in centralized voting, which would give voters the
opportunity to cast their ballots at any voting center.
It would cut down
on the number polling places which might mean financial savings for county
government, they said.
J.J. Stankiewicz has opposed voting centers in the past, saying it can
dissuade voters from voting because they’d prefer to go to their traditional
Also on Friday’s
agenda, the board will revisit the discussion on using electronic pollbooks
and the complaint filed against State Rep. Michael Aylesworth, R-Hebron,
alleging he violated election laws by being in the Hebron Community Center
polling location for an extended period of time on Election Day.