Election board will decide future for 2018 voting

It's important to have a voice in your community, which is why voting is so important.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 6:55 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It's important to have a voice in your community, which is why voting is so important.

The Vigo County Election Board held a meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss 2018 voting.

Earlier this year, a lot of confusion was drawn to the fact that some thought the board was trying to have fewer voting centers.

However, the board said that is not the case.

"We set up the voting centers and the polling locations. We strategically did that so that we would enable more people to vote. We're trying to make the voting environment more conducive to much more voting," said Brad Newman, election board secretary.

In 2016, Vigo County had 19 voting centers. Next year, they are looking at the possibility of having more than 20.

There has been talk of opening voting at Indiana State University. However, as of right now, board members just aren't sure that will happen.

The voting schedule has not yet been passed. It was tabled at the meeting Thursday.

The board plans on voting at a later date.

There will be changes made to the proposed voting schedule. 

Those changes may include voting times and locations.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Robinson
Broken Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
Rockville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Casey
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Brazil
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Marshall
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Rain and storms possible for Memorial Day.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

All You Need to Know for Monday

Image

Crash involves several parked vehicles

Image

Memorial Day Activities in the Valley

Image

Showers possible, more clouds. High: 85°

Image

Saturday Night Weather Update

Image

What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Image

Sunday Morning Weather Update

Image

Honoring veterans this holiday weekend

Image

Saturday Morning Weather Update

Image

Friday Late Forecast

WTHI Events