Election board faces issues on voting centers

Election season is right around the corner, and the Vigo County Election Board is still at work on making decisions for 2018.

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 6:27 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Election season is right around the corner, and the Vigo County Election Board is still at work on making decisions for 2018.

There have been several issues that the board is trying to address before making a final decision.

One big issue is the location of voting sites.

As of right now, Baesler's Market will not be a voting site in 2018.

The board is hoping to instead add The Meadows shopping center in Terre Haute, as well as Indiana State University as possible voting centers.

Board members say with a new location at The Meadows, voters will be able to wait inside. There will be more space available in the shopping center.

The board's main goal is to "make it as easy as possible for people to vote" according to Richard Shagley, city attorney.

"There's a lot of working parts of this that we have to make sure we figure out, and that they all work together to serve the best interest of everybody," said Brad Newman, Vigo County clerk.

The meeting on Friday was tabled. The board hopes to make the final decision at the beginning of January.

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