Dubois County Clerk reports 1,555 votes cast so far in early voting

Dubois County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock reported early voting is going well.

As of Monday at noon, they have processed 1,555 voters through the 35th Street Fire Station. She said they have had a steady flow of voters at the location since it started on October 12.

“We did add more machines and poll workers today (Monday) as we expect an increase of voters to cast their ballots as we continue to get closer to election day, November 8,” Kippenbrock said in an email.

Kippenbrock also noted that the 35th Street Fire Station is easily accessible with plenty of parking. The station is located on Jasper’s northside across from Wendy’s, one block off the highway. There are ‘VOTE HERE’ signs and flags out to show voters where to go.

“The parking is great when arriving and many have commented on how easy it is to get in and out of the building,” Kippenbrock said. “I would remind voters to have their photo ID ready as they come in.”

At 7:30 a.m. on October 27, the election board will host a meeting at the Dubois County Courthouse in the Auditor’s Conference Room on the first floor. According to Kippenbrock, among the items to be discussed is a resolution to conduct a post-election audit. She said the county was selected by the office of the secretary of state to conduct the audit.

The Secretary of State’s office conducts audits in partnership with the Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) at Ball State University in Muncie.

Indiana’s post-election audits provide strong statistical evidence that an election outcome is correct. This is done by manually checking a randomized sample of paper-voted ballots. In a post-election audit, ballots are not tallied by scanners. Every sampled ballot is hand-counted to determine if the initial machine readings are confirmed and accurate.

Post-election audits are valuable because they can detect problems with election outcomes with a high degree of statistical confidence. Properly conducted post-election audits increase voter confidence and add another layer of security to elections.


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