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COLUMBIA CITY â€” With absentee voting officially open as of Tuesday, citizens are encouraged to vote early at the courthouse during the available scheduled hours.
Citizens may also vote early by mail with forms from the clerkâ€™s office or by traveling board. Election Day is Nov. 6.
According to Debbie Beers, Clerk of Circuit Court, the 2012 General Election Candidates include the following:
Republican Laurell Hodges
Republican Frederick Dellinger
Republican Ron McNeal
County Commissioner District #1
Republican Tom Rethlake
County Commissioner District #3
Republican Don Amber
County Council at Large (3)
Republican William (Bill) Overdeer, Republican Paula Reimers, Republican Thomas Western, Democratic Steve Heaston, Democratic Wes Pease and Democratic Greg Racioppi.
Smith-Green Community Schools District 2 (Smith Township)
Smith-Green Community Schools District 3 (Green Township-Noble)
Whitko Community Schools District 1 (Monroe and Washington Townships-Kosciusko)
Philip Menzie and Georgia Tenney
Whitko Community Schools District 3 (Cleveland Township)
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Columbia City
Stanley (Stan) Meyer
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Etna Troy Township
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Jefferson Township
William Tucker, Jr. and Kevin Turnbow
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Union Township
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Washington Township
This list is also available online at www.whitleygov.com/egov/docs/1264780182105.htm.
The hours for absentee voting at the clerkâ€™s office, located in the courthouse at Room 18 on the second floor, are Oct. 9-12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 15 to Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 13 and 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.