Sign up for 2010 election underway

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Switzerland County Clerk Ginger Peters has announced that candidates wanting to run in the primary and general elections in 2010 can now begin signing up in her office.

The sign up period began yesterday (Wednesday).

The deadline to file for office is Friday, February 19th, at noon.

Also: those who need to register to vote may do so until Monday, April 5th. For those who are already registered, Ginger Peters said that her office is busy working to get all of the new 911 addresses into the system. Once in, a notice will be mailed to voters, and if they find that the information or address is incorrect, they will need to call the clerk’s office as soon as possible, 427-4415.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 4th; with absentee applications being available for most voters beginning on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Anyone having any questions regarding the upcoming election or registering to vote should contact the clerk’s office in the courthouse, or call the office at 427-4415.

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Offices that are up for election in 2010 include (current office holders):

– U.S. Senator (Evan Bayh); U.S. Representative in District 9 (Baron Hill); Indiana State Senator District 45 (Jim Lewis); Indiana State Representative District 68 (Bob Bischoff).

– In the county: Prosecuting Attorney (Monica Hensley); Clerk of the Circuit Court (Ginger Peters); County Auditor (Rachel Schuler); County Sheriff (Nathan Hughes); and County Assessor (Joan Armstrong).

Also: County Commissioner, District 3 (K.C. Banta); County Council District 1 (Tom Conroy); County Council District 2 (Mike Jones); County Council District 3 (Terry Hall); County Council District 4 (Don Covington); Cotton Township Trustee (Barbara Bowling); Craig Township Trustee (Tony Jackson); Jefferson Township Trustee (Lowell Wayne Sullivan); Pleasant Township Trustee (Jim Wingate); Posey Township Trustee (Robert Jackman); York Township Trustee (Kip Hatton).

Also: Township Board Members and Precinct Committeemen will also be elected.