The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Politics

September 17, 2013

Public hearing Wednesday on regional vote centers

Officials hope to foster more public engagement

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Former County Commissioner Paul Wilson, who has worked extensively on the vote center proposal, called it "the most expansive change in the voters' opportunity to vote in 150 years in Madison County." Wilson is the Democratic member of the County Election Board.

Although officials hope some cost saving might come from the proposals, their goal all along has been to make voting more convenient.

The Indiana General Assembly passed vote center legislation in 2006 authorizing three counties to test the concept. In 2011, the General Assembly approved a bill allowing all Indiana counties to adopt vote centers.

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If You Go

The Madison County Election Board will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, on its proposed vote center plan for the 2014 elections. Meeting is at City Auditorium, City Hall, 120 E. Eighth St., Anderson.

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