Vote centers at the center of five public meetings

Here's how voters can get questions answered about vote centers in Elkhart County.

Posted on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

GOSHEN — Elkhart County residents curious about a pending transition to vote centers can get their questions answered at five public meetings coming up this month.

The Elkhart County Election Board will introduce the public to vote centers, a new voting format that would allow people to cast their ballots at any polling location in the county regardless of where they live using electronic poll books. The transition could happen as early as this spring for Elkhart County’s primary elections.

County clerk Wendy Hudson will make a presentation and staff will be available to answer questions about the equipment and how vote centers operate.

There will be five meetings in January, all beginning at 6 p.m.:

Ÿ Jan. 13: Elkhart County Administration Building, Room 104, at 117 N. Second St., Goshen

Ÿ Jan. 14: West Park Pavilion, 500 N. Nappanee St., Nappanee

Ÿ Jan. 21: Middlebury Town Hall, 418 N. Main St., Middlebury

Ÿ Jan. 27: Elkhart City Council Chambers, 229 S. Second St., Elkhart

Ÿ Jan. 28: Elkhart County Public Service Building, 4230 Elkhart Road in Goshen

Voters can submit questions by emailing votecenter@elkhartcounty.com.

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