The decision to officially make all three of Porter County’s early voting
locations open on the last two Saturdays before the election will be
discussed by the Election Board on Friday at 3 p.m.
At their previous meeting, board members said they would have to first see
what kind of turnout will be seen in the first few days of early voting to
determine whether it would be worth the time and expense to extend early
voting to additional locations on those Saturdays.
As of last week when early voting began, the Voters Registration Office
reported a record number of voters turned out the first day, 431, even more
than the 2008 elections.
The county’s early voting sites include the County Administration Center in,
the North County Complex in Portage and the Chesterton Town Hall which is
the newest satellite site and was in the May primary election.
Other agenda items include public comment and updates from Voter
Registration Directors Republican Sundae Schoon and Democrat Kathy Kozuszek.
Also Friday will be the board’s requirement to conduct a public test of the
voting equipment supplied by vendor ES&S.
The board will meet in the Voters Registration office, Room 105 of the
County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso.