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2015 ELECTION RESULTS: Bloomington and Ellettsville


100% of precincts reporting     CITY OF BLOOMINGTON   Mayor John Hamilton (D): 77% John Turnbull (R): 23%   City Clerk Nicole Bolden (D): 100%   City Council District 1 Chris Sturbaum (D): 67% Dave Nakarado (L): 33% City Council District 2 Dorothy Granger (D): 100% City Council District 3 Allison Chopra (D): 72% Nelson Shaffer (R): 29% City …

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Interview: ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Law Barring Sex Offenders From Voting in Schools

Earlier this year the Indiana legislature passed a law barring what are referred to as serious sex offenders from voting on election day if their precinct is located in a school. The law passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. It makes it a Level 6 felony for an offender to enter a school property. Earlier today the American …

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Interchange – What’s the Matter with Voting?


Tonight’s show, “What’s the Matter with Voting,” will focus on some of the questions that surround the ways citizens think about what voting means, why it matters, or doesn’t, and the ways in which local elections fit inside national and state narratives of the electoral process. Joining host Doug Storm are Marjorie Hershey and Joe Crawford. Marjorie Hershey is a …

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‘Dead Voter Law’ Reason For Delays In Monroe County Election Results

A law prohibiting dead people from voting was responsible for delays in tallying election results last month. That’s according to the Monroe County Election Board who oversees the vote counting process. They said most of the ballots were processed by 8 p.m. on election night. But final results weren’t available until early the next morning. Board member Brian Lemonds said …

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A New Statewide Voter App Launches With National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day and in celebration, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson urges Hoosiers to use a new mobile registration app to confirm or register their vote. As part of a 50-state effort to encourage civic participation, Secretary Lawson urges all Hoosiers to take advantage of the full-service application that will also look up their polling place, …

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Election Board Struggle With Complex Voter Laws

The Monroe County Election Board struggled with the complexities of election law May 16 as they decided whether to invalidate some ballots cast during the May 6 primary election. The Board met to consider provisional ballots, which voters cast when poll workers have questions about their eligibility to vote. In one case, County Clerk Linda Robbins said a homeless man …

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Today is first day of early voting!

Today is the first day to vote early in this year’s primary elections. Party representation on the ballots ranging from school board and townships offices to the state and federal level are up for election. Voters who want to cast their ballots before the formal primary election day, Tuesday, May 6, can do so on non-holiday weekdays and the last …

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Daily Local News – April 7, 2014

The Bloomington City Council is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday on a resolution to hire sharpshooters to cull deer in Griffy Nature Preserve; The Monroe County Commission endorsed a nationwide minimum wage increase on Friday; The office of the Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner is seeking approval for the production of industrial hemp; The first day of early …

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