Goshen News, Goshen, IN


February 2, 2014

Elkhart County vote centers are a logical next step


ACCORDING TO THE Elkhart County Vote Center Plan, there would be as many as 24 vote centers throughout the county — nine or 10 in Elkhart, seven in Goshen, two in Bristol and one each in New Paris, Millersburg, Middlebury, Nappanee and Wakarusa. Each of the locations would be ADA compliant, have adequate parking available and an Internet connection for use with the e-poll book. The committee also chose 10 voting center locations that are on Interurban Trolley routes. The Election Board must vote unanimously in favor of the vote centers in order to move forward.

Change can often be a difficult premise to deal with, but in our eyes vote centers are a logical initiative for Elkhart County to pursue. There is no reason not to take advantage of the technology available to us in the 21st century to save money and make the great American voting process more accessible to all. Good work, committee. We’re looking forward to seeing vote centers become a reality.

Vote Center Locations

Elkhart Locations (9 – Possibly 10)

• Trinity United Methodist Church, 2715 E Jackson St, Elkhart

• Omega Center & Abundant Life Ministries, 2130 Middlebury St, Elkhart (Orange Route)

• St James AME Church, 122 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, Elkhart (Green/Red/Orange Route)

• River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St, Elkhart (Green/Orange Route)

• Calvary Assembly of God, 1010 E Mishawaka Rd, Elkhart (Orange Route)

• Calvary United Methodist Church, 2222 W Indiana Ave, Elkhart (Green Route)

• New Hope United Methodist Church, 28765 CR 4, Elkhart

• Tolson Center, 1320 Benham Ave, Elkhart (Red Route)

• Northside Gym, 300 Lawrence St, Elkhart (Blue Route)

• Jimtown High School Gym, CR 3, Elkhart (tentative)

Goshen Locations (7)

• Grace Community Church, 20076 XCR 36, Goshen

• Elkhart County Public Services Bldg, 4230 Elkhart Rd, Goshen (Red Route)

• Faith United Methodist Church, 22045 CR 18, Goshen (Orange Route)

• Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway E, Goshen (Red Route)

• Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 58529 CR 23, Goshen

• Salvation Army, 1013 N Main, Goshen

• Trinity Lutheran Church, 202 S Greene Rd, Goshen

New Paris Locations (1)

•New Paris Missionary Church, 67621 SR 15, New Paris

Millersburg Locations (1)

• Millersburg Fire Station, 500 Carriage Ln, Millersburg

Middlebury Locations (1)

• Middlebury Town Hall, 418 N Main St, Middlebury

Nappanee Locations (1)

• First Brethren Church, 1600 N Main St, Nappanee

Wakarusa Locations (1)

• Bible Baptist Church, 205 E Waterford St, Wakarusa

Bristol Locations (2)

• Bristol United Methodist Church, 201 S Division St, Bristol

• First Baptist Church, 53953 CR 17, Bristol

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