Election board debates how to address new election law
Pulaski County Election Board members are debating the best way to keep the fall election from becoming a fiasco because of a new election law.
Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 61 that was signed by Governor Mike Pence in March, states that straight-ticket votes for at-large candidates will not get counted automatically. Straight-ticket voters can still vote for at-large candidates but must check the ballot and individually fill in offices that may have more than one candidate per party such as at-large county council seats. For the general election that could affect the local results for three at-large county council seats.
Election board members will be reminding voters of the new election law change in upcoming press releases and advertising.
According to the act, ballot instructions must be printed either at the top of the ballot or in the voting booths.
The next election board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 3.