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Elkhart, Concord school referendums by the numbers

Find out how many people have voted absentee in two school districts, and learn how some election-related numbers affect you.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.

Correction: One of the numbers in this graphic was incorrect due to reporter error. Elkhart Community Schools will have 47,030,000 extra if its referendums pass, not 23,030,000 as was originally noted. The Elkhart Truth regrets the error.

Still haven't decided how you feel about the two school referendums?

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As of Thursday, April 24, 721 absentee ballots had been cast, according to Elkhart County chief deputy clerk Chris Anderson. 

That's less than the 1,092 cast in the last midterm election in 2010, he said, but there's still a week of absentee voting. 

Absentee voting ends the Monday before the election, May 5.

 

Here's the breakdown of absentee ballots that have been turned in so far:

  • 68 from Cleveland Township (Elkhart schools district)
  • 265 from Osolo Township (Elkhart schools district)
  • 44 from Washington Township (Elkhart schools district)
  • 344 Concord Township (part Elkhart schools, part Concord schools)

Anderson said he has no way of knowing whether people are more interested in this election than usual, but did say he has gotten a lot of calls from people who aren't aware an election is coming up.

Apparently people aren't aware because there aren't many political signs up in the community, Anderson said. Callers also told him there hasn't been much mud-slinging between candidates during this campaign season.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

 




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