Still time to register to vote

The Republicans are fielding a full slate for the Council seats with incumbent John Hart running as well as Mark Pepple and Pat Stanford.

Democratic candidates for the Council include incumbent Frank Kessler and Alan Malcolm.

Out of the five candidates for Council, three will be elected to serve the four year term.

Indiana residents who will be at least 18 years of age on November 8, can register to vote or update their current registration at the office of the Whitley County Clerk or at a Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch on or before October 11.

Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or state ID card number can also register or verify and update their registration online at from a personal computer or mobile device. There, they can also download an absentee ballot application and find their polling location.

Voter registration forms must be postmarked by October 11 if an Indiana resident wishes to vote in the 2011 municipal election. Online voter registration forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 11 as well. Forms that are not completed and submitted by these deadlines will not be processed for the 2011 election cycle, but will be processed for future elections following November 8.

Extended registration:

Certain military voters and their family members who meet criteria set out in the 2011 Military and Overseas Voter Guide may be eligible to register to vote for the upcoming Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Municipal Election after the voter registration deadline.

Early voting

Applications for absentee or early voting must be signed and submitted to the Whitley County Courthouse no later than eight days prior to the election. Forms can be downloaded at For more information call 260-248-3164 or online at 

Whitley County early voting begins at the Courthouse on October 24 with the hours being 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. are the hours available for voting on Saturdays prior to the election. Early voters can also vote from 8 a.m. – noon on November 7.

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