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ELECTION DAY: Nov. 6 nears, early voting begins

October 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 clerk’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:
County Treasurer
Republican Laurell Hodges
County Coroner
Republican Frederick Dellinger
County Surveyor
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)
Gary Smith
Smith-Green Community Schools District 3 (Green Township-Noble)
Nicholas Uecker
Whitko Community Schools District 1 (Monroe and Washington Townships-Kosciusko)
Philip Menzie and Georgia Tenney
Whitko Community Schools District 3 (Cleveland Township)
Joseph Begley
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Columbia City
Stanley (Stan) Meyer
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Etna Troy Township
Jill Western
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Jefferson Township
William Tucker, Jr. and Kevin Turnbow
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Union Township
Deborah Hiss
Whitley County Consolidated Schools-Washington Township
James Renbarger
This list is also available online at
The hours for absentee voting at the clerk’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.


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