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By RUTH STANLEY
Voters will be headed to the polls Tuesday to make their choices about their representation, and to make their opinion known on a couple of questions.
Voters statewide will decide whether to add tax caps to the stateâ€™s Constitution, and voters in the Whitko Community School Corporation will decide whether to grant the district the ability to raise the tax levy to make up for shortfalls in funding from the state.
Besides deciding how to vote on those questions and who to vote for in the various offices up for grabs, there are some important things for voters to remember as Election Day approaches:
â€˘ Poll hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
â€˘ Voters must take a state-issued photo ID card with them to vote.
â€˘ Voters who need a ride to the polls can call Whitley County Transit at 248-8944. Those who need a ride should call and make arrangements as soon as possible. Senior citizens can ride the bus for a free-will donation, while there is a charge for the public.
â€˘ Voters will be voting twice for District 3 congressional race. Voters will cast a ballot in a special election to fill the remaining term of former Congressman Mark Souder, and on the same ballot they vote to elect a new congressman to begin a new term. Candidates for both races are the same.
â€˘ Voters in the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district will be choosing representatives in four seats: two from the city and one each from Thorncreek and Columbia townships. All voters in the district are eligible to vote for each of the seats regardless of where they live in the district.
â€˘ For more information on polling places, visit www.whitleygov.com and go to the Courts tab, click on Clerk of Courts from the drop-down menu and follow the link to voter registration. Voters may also call the voter registration office at 248-3164.
â€˘ Results from the election will be on the same website as they are tabulated and precinct numbers will be posted Wednesday on the same site.
â€˘ The license branch will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for residents to obtain a free Indiana state ID card.