Primary election process begins, ballots sent to all-mail precincts

Primary election season is underway in Boone County.
On Monday, April 23, about 1,849 ballots were mailed to voters in the county’s six rural all-mail precincts of Boone, Beaver, Cedar, Dublin-Bonanza, North Branch-Shell Creek, and Oakland.
These all-mail ballots, along with early voter ballots, must be returned to the Boone County Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, May 15. These ballots cannot be turned in at polling places on election day.
Voters in only three precincts in the Albion area will cast ballots at polling places on election day. Polling places for North Manchester, Southeast Manchester and Southwest Manchester will all be located at the Casey building on the Boone County Fairgrounds.
As of April 13, there were 3,683 registered voters in Boone County.
Two Contested Races
Two contested races at the county level will be decided in the primary election.
One of those is the Republican race for District 1 County Commissioner, where incumbent Hilary Maricle is challenged by Ben Rutten for a four-year term.
Candidate profiles for the District 1 County Commissioner race can be found on page 15 this week.

Read the complete story in the April 25 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.