Early voting moves to courthouse annex

By CANDY NEAL
cneal@dcherald.com

JASPER — Early voting will move from the Dubois County Courthouse to the Courthouse Annex located across the street.

The Dubois County Council agreed to give up their meeting room on the first floor of the annex to allow early voting to be held there.

The Dubois County Election Board decided to request use of the room for convenience for the voters, County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe told the council and Dubois County Commissioners Monday.

“This will make it easier for people to come in a vote,” she said.

In the past, people had to take the steps or elevator to the third floor of the courthouse and walk down the long hallway to get to the voting room. With this new arrangement, voters walk through the front door of the annex and the voting room is directly in front of them.

Early voting for the primary election will start on April 10 and end May 7, the day before the primary election. It will start up again on Oct. 10 and end Nov. 5, the day before the general election.

During those periods, early voting hours will start at 8 a.m. on weekdays and will end at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 4 p.m. on the other four days. There will also be two Saturdays that the voting location will be open during each voting period.

The room has to stay locked and secured when it is not open for voting, Jarboe said.

County council meetings scheduled for that time period will be held in the commissioners’ room, which is on the second floor of the courthouse annex. Those dates will be announced as they are scheduled.




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