Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

October 10, 2012

Early birds get out the vote

Greensburg — The Decatur County Court House opened for absentee voting Tuesday morning to enthusiastic response.

Decatur County Deputy Clerk Faith Koors, who oversees early voting, said that, by 2:30, the courthouse had served 93 early voters.

“The response has just been overwhelming,” Koors said. “We haven’t stopped today. We had a line of people waiting to cast ballots at 7:50 this morning.”

Barbara Barnett, who lives near Clarksburg, was waiting outside the polling place when the Daily News visited the courthouse.

“I volunteer at Morning Breeze every Tuesday to conduct their weekly sing-a-long,” Barnett explained. “It’s so convenient to stop by the courthouse and cast my vote while I’m already in town.”

Barnett, who’s voted early every year since 2006, also likes the considerably smaller crowds involved in absentee voting.

“In Clarksburg, you vote at the fire station, and it’s always just so packed,” she explained. “This is a great way to avoid all that chaos.”

Jim Batterton, who lives between Clarksburg and Greensburg, agreed. Batterton didn’t actually cast a vote Tuesday, but instead picked up a “sample ballot” for his mother (sample ballots list all the candidates).

“She’ll study the sample,” Batterton said, “and then we’ll come back in a few days, and we’ll both cast early ballots.”

Batterton will have several chances to do so.

Absentee voting runs from at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 9 through Nov. 2, in courthouse room 126.

The courthouse will host two additional absentee sessions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, and another from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nov. 5.

For more information on absentee voting in Decatur County, call 663-8223, or visit www.indianavoters.in.gov/, in.gov/sos, or decaturcounty.in.gov.

Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011.

 

1
Text Only
News
  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 22 1 to 3 p.m. - Euchre at

    April 19, 2014

  • Hoosiers need to move over for workers GREENSBURG - Hoosiers need to slow down and move over to allow a cushion of space for vehicles stopped on the road's shoulder, particularly on the interstates. National Work Zone Awareness Week was last week and the 17th anniversary of Indiana State

    April 19, 2014

  • Lunch Menus April 21 – April 25 Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Pizza, grape tomatoes, strawberries and cake, milk Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, ice cream, milk Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, tater tots, green beans, casserole, applesauce, milk Thu

    April 19, 2014

  • Graduation rates high GREENSBURG -- Greensburg and South Decatur High schools had among the best graduation rates in the state last year. North Decatur High School ranked near the middle, but still above the state average. Greensburg reported a graduation rate of 99.3 per

    April 19, 2014

  • nws-gb041914-pig virus photo Pig virus taking toll GREENSBURG -- When Decatur County farmer Jeff Smiley ducked into the nursery barn, about two dozen piglets rushed into a corner of their pen, their pinkish hides bouncing into one another like a porcine version of bumper cars. The piglet's round nose

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041914-santee fire station - pic1 (please place on pg1) Clarksburg Vol. Fire Department breaks ground on Station 2 CLARKSBURG -- In 2012, members of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Board of Directors proposed building a new Firehouse to service the Lake Santee Community. CVFD Board President Wayne Geiss recalls that construction of a separate Fire

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets. In getting older, I discovered that having a pet dog around is a lot of work. More work than I care to do in lig

    April 19, 2014

  • Church Briefs Liberty Baptist Church Sunday, April 20 - Resurrection Sunday Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with the women doing the program. Following the Sunrise service the men of the congregation will serve Easter B

    April 19, 2014

  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos