BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- Early voting begins Tuesday in Dubois County, and local election officials are taking extra steps to protect in-person voters from the coronavirus.
“We are asking, again, for voters to wear a mask when they come in,” says Dubois County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock. “If you don’t have a mask, or you forget it in the car, or just didn’t think about it, we do have plenty of masks available. So, if you get to the door and you’ve forgotten yours, it’s ok. We’ll have one for you inside.”
And Kippenbrock says there are other safety measures in place to help combat the spread of the virus in your polling places.
“We will also have lots of hand sanitizer so feel free to use it when you come in, when you’re going out, whatever makes you most comfortable. We have plenty of PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] in place. I think it’s important for voters to know that we’re also cleaning those machines in between voters.”
Kippenbrock adds, everyone in Dubois County should cast a ballot either in-person on Election Day, or early beginning next week. You can also still vote by mail.
“We have so many options to get out and vote. Whether you want to do it by mail or you want to do it in person, we have so many options that allow you to get in and out. Because we have so many options, [it] just really spreads it out. I think it’s two to three minutes at the most that people have been in and out when people have voted at the Courthouse Annex.”
You can find information on Early Voting below. CLICK HERE to read more about mail-in voting in Dubois County.
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U.S. HOUSE – DISTRICT 8
- LARRY BUCSHON (INCUMBENT) (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- THOMASINA MARSILI (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
- JAMES RODENBERGER (LIBERTARIAN PARTY)
U.S. HOUSE – DISTRICT 9
- TREY HOLLINGSWORTH (INCUMBENT) (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- ANDY RUFF (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
- TONYA MILLIS (LIBERTARIAN PARTY)
- JOHN TILFORD (INDEPENDENT)
- ERIC HOLCOMB (INCUMBENT) (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- WOODROW (WOODY) MYERS (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
- Donald Rainwater II (LIBERTARIAN PARTY)
- TODD ROKITA (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- JONATHAN WEINZAPFEL (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 63
- SHANE LINDAUER (INCUMBENT) (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- TERESA KENDALL (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
JUDGE - 57TH CIRCUIT COURT
- KEVIN CROUSE (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- NATHAN VERKAMP (INCUMBENT) (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
COUNTY COUNCIL - AT LARGE
* * * Pick 3 Candidates
- SONYA HAAS (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- MIKE KLUESNER (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- DOUG UEBELHOR (REPUBLICAN PARTY)
- MATT BROSMER (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
- TODD CASSIDY (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
- ATALIE SCHROERING (DEMOCRATIC PARTY)
Referendum Question on School Funding: ( Ferdinand, Jefferson Township and Jackson Township):
“For the eight (8) calendar years immediately following the holding of the referendum, shall the Southeast Dubois County School Corporation impose a property tax rate that does not exceed nineteen cents ($0.19) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation and that is in addition to all other property taxes imposed by the school corporation for the purpose of funding academic and educationally-related programs, maintaining class sizes, recruitment/retention of teachers and support staff, and school safety/mental health resources.”