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Public Meetings on Vote Centers

The Dubois County Election Board is holding a series of public meetings to take input about the proposed voting centers.

The first meeting is scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, January 14) at 6:30 p.m. at Dubois Middle School.

The voting centers are a trend occurring throughout the US and Indiana currently has at least 12 counties that have converted to them and several more are exploring the option.

If the plan goes through, seven voting centers would replace the many polling locations in Dubois County during an election.

The chief advantage is that residents will be able to vote at any one of the seven locations in the county.

Dubois County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe says the plan includes creating voting centers at the Huntingburg Event Center, the Ferdinand Community Center, and two unnamed locations in Jasper, Dubois, Holland, and Schnellville.

Three other meetings are scheduled to occur in January. All are scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

They are:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Jasper High School
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, at Southridge High School in Huntingburg.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School in Ferdinand.

The new voting centers would be in place before the primary election in May.