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ELKHART — Mayor-elect Rod Roberson announced on Tuesday that his transition team is moving forward with hiring department leaders and making board and key-staff appointments. 

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GOSHEN — A recount will be held in a Goshen Common Council race that was decided by only two votes this month.

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GOSHEN — The county’s new hybrid voting machines may be put to the test for the first time after a hand recount was requested by a Goshen candidate who narrowly lost her race.

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GOSHEN — A Republican candidate’s lead in his Goshen council race increased from one vote to two when provisional ballots were counted Friday, a result that his Democratic challenger says she will appeal.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Election Board members are questioning whether a nursing home broke the law when it refused to let poll workers witness a resident voting in the election.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Election Board will meet Thursday to consider the 86 provisional ballots that were cast Nov. 5 during the municipal general election.

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ELKHART — Mayor-elect Rod Roberson is already thinking ahead to Jan. 1. And what does he think about?

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Unofficial results of the 2019 general municipal election as compiled by the Elkhart County Clerk’s Office:

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GOSHEN — Provisional ballots could change the outcome of close races in Elkhart and Goshen, the county’s top election official said Wednesday, but those results may not be known for days.  

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ELKHART — Republicans lost their 7-2 majority on the Elkhart City Council in Tuesday's municipal election, which some said was a sort of referendum on this council's Tolson Center decisions.

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ELKHART — Only a little over a quarter of registered voters took part in the Tuesday municipal election in Elkhart County, not an impressive turnout but higher than the 21 percent of registered voters who participated in the 2015 contest. 

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In Bristol, Democrat Cathy Antonelli defeated Republican Bonnie Frye for the position of clerk-treasurer, which is being vacated by 46-year town employee Mary Ryman.

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ELKHART — Democrat Rod Roberson will become Elkhart's next mayor on Jan. 1 after defeating former Republican Mayor Dave Miller in a milestone election.

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ELKHART — Members of the Elkhart City Council on Monday evening tabled a vote to appropriate $350,000 for making the former Alick's property ready for construction.

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GOSHEN — As early voting concluded Monday, 3,005 people in Elkhart County’s cities and towns had already cast their ballots. 

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ELKHART — Municipal election campaigns are in high gear as Tuesday’s election draws closer. 

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The Interurban Trolley, serving the City of Elkhart and the City of Goshen, will provide free public transit rides on Election Day to help residents reach several polling sites Tuesday.

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Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Learn more at www.elkhartcountyclerk.com.

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MILLERSBURG — To forge what he sees as a middle path in politics, the Rev. Jimmy Clifton reached back over 150 years to a short-lived anti-slavery party that counted among its members prominent poets, educators and congressmen.

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GOSHEN — Lizzy Diaz knew she’d be out of town on Election Day, but still wanted to be sure her voice would be heard.

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ELKHART — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s re-election campaign has confirmed he will visit Saturday to support the Republican candidate for mayor, Dave Miller.

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ELKHART — Democratic candidate for Elkhart mayor Rod Roberson says his campaign is not about politics, but public service.

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ELKHART — Despite this being Dave Miller’s third run for Elkhart mayor, and the two previous ones being successful, the 61-year-old said he is running with more enthusiasm than ever.

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ELKHART — Indiana Republican Party chairman Kyle Hupfer came to Elkhart on Thursday morning to support his party’s candidate for mayor.

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GOSHEN — While not facing a competitive race for re-election, Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman outraised and outspent every other candidate in the city, recently filed campaign reports show.

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ELKHART — Republican candidate for mayor Dave Miller vowed to press ahead with his campaign despite a fainting spell Monday that cut short a debate with his opponent. 

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Clerk Christopher Anderson said this week that voters need to know that straight-ticket voting is only applicable in certain races. 

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ELKHART — While three City Council members can already rest assured they will keep their jobs after the Nov. 5 election, the remaining six, all Republicans, face challengers.

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ELKHART — Republican Dave Miller and Democrat Rod Roberson staked out positions on law enforcement, investment in the River District, education and other issues during a wide-ranging debate between the two mayoral candidates.

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ELKHART — Josh Owens, the 34-year-old CEO of SupplyKick in Indianapolis, says improving Indiana schools would be his top priority if he is elected governor in 2020.

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GOSHEN — Election officials are reminding those who wish to vote in the Nov. 5 municipal election that registration ends Monday and absentee voting begins Tuesday at the Elkhart and Goshen absentee voting locations. 

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ELKHART — The candidates for Elkhart mayor were asked on Wednesday just how they would tackle one of local government’s newer issues if they are elected this November.

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ELKHART — The League of Women Voters of Elkhart County and the American Democracy Project will sponsor a pair of election events in Elkhart next week focusing on the races for mayor and City Council.

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ELKHART — Mayoral candidates Rod Roberson and Dave Miller, at a debate Thursday hosted by the Greater Elkhart Young Professionals, spoke to how the city can become better for young professionals. 

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ELKHART — Tuesday was the first of several chances over the next few days for voters to get familiar with new equipment being used this year.

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ELKHART — The two men campaigning to be the next mayor of Elkhart met Tuesday for the first of at least three debates before the Nov. 5 election.

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ELKHART — The Democratic candidate for mayor of Elkhart is facing a lawsuit over a vehicle accident he was involved in last summer.

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ELKHART — After being attacked for having to foreclose on his house a decade ago, the Democratic candidate for Elkhart mayor, Rod Roberson, is attacking his opponent, Republican Dave Miller, for running a negative and personal campaign.

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ELKHART — After a mostly quiet summer on the local election scene, candidates for municipal office are getting ready for a busy fall.

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GOSHEN — Former Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has thrown his hat in the ring as a Republican candidate for the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners in the spring primary.

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