Eagle Country 99.3 Has Live, Local Election Coverage Tuesday
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Eagle Country 99.3 will be southeast Indiana’s election headquarters Tuesday night.
Our station will have reporters positioned at courthouses throughout southeast Indiana bringing you live, local election returns. Results and reaction will air live at the top and bottom of the hour starting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
“This is part of our commitment to being southeast Indiana’s first choice for local news. While much attention has been given to the national races for president, we know that county and town races are just as important to our listeners,” said Eagle Country 99.3 News Director Mike Perleberg.
You can see a list of local primary races on our Indiana Votes 2016 page.
Local contest of particular importance or intrigue Dearborn County Council At-Large. Three slots are up for grabs in each party’s primary. Democrats have three candidates, making that race uncontested. The Republican party, however, has five candidates vying for three nominations including incumbents Allen Goodman, Charlie Keyes, and Bill Ullrich against challengers Jason Slusher and Quinn Webb.
Ripley County ‘s Republican voters will be asked to decide the most contests. Every county office is contested on the Republican ballot, including county commissioners, county council at-large, clerk of courts, treasurer, recorder, and coroner.
The race to watch in Franklin County include the Republican primary for County Commissioner in District 3 between incumbent Tom Wilson and challenger Lyle Frost. Franklin County Council At-Large’s GOP primary has seven candidates competing for three spots on the November ballot.
Switzerland County has contested local races on both parties’ ballots. On the Democratic side, county commissioner district 2, county council at-large, and recorder are contested. Republicans in Switzerland County must pick nominees for county commissioner district 1 and county council at-large.
Ohio County has no contested primary races Tuesday.
On a state or regional level, races to keep an eye on include the U.S. Senate GOP nomination battle between congressmen Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young. Indiana 6th Congressional District Representative races pit Republican incumbent Luke Messer against fellow Republicans Chuck Johnson, Jr. and Jeff Smith, while the Democratic field includes Danny Frank Basham, Jr., George Thomas Holland, Bruce W. Peavler, Ralph Spelbring, and Barry Welsh.
Polls will be open across Indiana Tuesday from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. local time. You can check your voter registration status and find your polling place at www.IndianaVoters.com.