City updates voting precinct boundaries
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org November 12, 2013 12:20PM
Updated: November 15, 2013 9:39AM
CROWN POINT — No other government in Lake County has had as many changes to how people are elected to local government than the city of Crown Point.
The redistricting committee in the city made changes to keep the population even from one councilmanic district to another. In some cases that changed boundaries, combining or eliminating precincts.
They combined a portion of CP 11 and CP 21, eliminated CP 28 and made it part of CP 9, and eliminated CP 27 and made it part of CP 20. The committee also split CP 19 and added the new precinct CP 32.
The committee also put portions of CP 7 into CP 2 and CP 12 and then split CP 3 and put a portion of it into CP 2. A boundary of CP 29 and CP 13 were corrected along (U.S. 231).
Last but not least, a portion of property in CP 19 was dis-annexed from the city and moved into Center Township 6.
There are parts of councilmanic district 4 (currently represented by Republican Laura Sauerman) that in the next election will be voting in councilmanic district 5 (currently represented by Republican Carol Drasga).
Don’t feel badly if you are confused; just ask for help. The last time this was done a city councilman campaigned in his old territory only to find out after he had been going door-to-door for a week that the people he was visiting were no longer able to vote for him.
Residents have until Nov. 21 to register an objection with the election division of the secretary of state’s office in Indianapolis. It is very specific as to what anyone has to file in order for a hearing to be scheduled.
This can be done online in the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System. You can confirm your voter registration and find a polling place. You can also register to vote online. Go to indianavoters.in.gov.