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Elkhart County voters confused over elections

NOW: Elkhart County voters confused over elections


ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Voters in Elkhart County were confused at the polls on Tuesday because they thought that they could vote for the president this year.

The county turn-out at the polls was not very high, but many voters showed up and were not able to vote.

The elections this year were available for residents with a four digit area code, but residents with five digits also showed up thinking it was a presidential election year.

 The Elkhart County Circuit Court Clerk, Chris Anderson said many people may have been confused by the presidential debate coverage and would call his office asking about the election.

He said, “During the month of September and the first part of October, it was probably 2, 3 calls a week. When we got to the last couple weeks right before the election, it might have been 2, 3, 4 a day that we were dealing with."

Elkhart did vote on a new mayor, but voting on the president will happen next year.

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SteveWestlake 108 days ago
There are NO 4 digit area codes. Area codes are for telephones. The only 4 digit in a zip code would be the four numbers following an actual 5 digit zip. This is used to designate an area within in a zip. If you have a 5 digit address that designates an area outside a city or town! In a town you may have a single, 2 digit, 3 digit or 4 digit address. Never a 5 digit!
Edward SteveWestlake 107 days ago
ABC57 is a poor media outlet all the way around. The way they talked about election outcomes on TV even confused my wife. The MSM is it our friend any more. They confuse people. They no longer tell the news they tell a story. A story with their spin on it.
Christian 108 days ago
So this is Journalism eh? What's sad is that so many people are disassociated with local and national elections. Why not focus on civilian rights for elections and educate them on the importance of being involved and how to become involved. Maybe help them learn the difference of local elections. Your job isn't to tarnish the people of a county but to help people advocate for themselves by giving them information. This article is beyond awful.
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