(La Porte County, IN) - A candidate for La Porte County Clerk is upset a proposed early voting site for the southern part of the county was turned down.
All but one member of the La Porte County Election Board voted in favor of the request on Friday. The only dissenting vote was cast by incumbent La Porte County Clerk Kathy Chroback. The measure died because a unanimous vote from the election board was required for it to pass.
Heather Stevens, of Hanna, says she’s confused why "the right thing to do" wasn’t done. Stevens, a Republican, is running against Chroback, a Democrat, who's seeking a second term. Stevens believes an early voting site is needed to eliminate the long drive for residents of southern La Porte County to vote early at the courthouses in La Porte and Michigan City.