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Munster schools following CP lead with referendum

Updated: April 23, 2013 12:21PM



CROWN POINT — The Lake County Board of Elections has everything lined up and ready to go for voters in the School Town of Munster to go to the polls May 7 and decide whether they want to raise property taxes to increase funding for the schools.

In 2011, voters in the Crown Point Community School Corp. voted a resounding yes to a tax increase for schools.

At the May 7 board meeting a test was run to make sure that the machines were programmed to operate properly for the referendum.

The board also discussed and voted on fines that had been imposed on candidates and their committees that had not turned in campaign finance forms to the county.

One of these went back to the mid-2000s, had been set aside in 2009 with a partial payment plan, and had been overpaid by $200. After the 2009 ruling the same committee was fined another $1,000 for more late filing.

The board agreed to take the $200 overpayment and apply it to the current fine and set aside the rest. The estate of the former candidate had agreed to those terms.

Before the meeting was ended, elections director Michelle Fajman reminded all the board members that like any other election they are all required to be in the government center election office the entire election day of May 7, from 5:30 a.m. to when vote is counted, probably about 7 p.m.



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