CROWN POINT — Lake County elections officials are preparing for the Nov. 7 school referendum vote in Hammond and Hobart.
Members of the Lake County elections board met Tuesday to publicly test several electronic voting machines, as required by state law, to ensure they will correctly count the vote.
No candidates are running for public office this year, but the two school districts have requested a public referendum to authorize millions in property tax dollars for building improvements and student instruction.
Early voting begins Oct. 11 at: the Hammond County Courthouse, 232 Russell St., Hammond; the Hobart Police Community Center, 705 E. 4th St., Hobart; and the Lake County Government Center, 2293 N. Main St., Room A-205, Crown Point.
Voting will conclude Nov. 7 at 60 polling places in Hammond and 20 polling places in Hobart. The board voted to move the polling place for Hammond 4-2 and Hammond 4-7 from a business at 649 Mulberry St. to Thomas Edison School, 7025 Madison St.