Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dan Drexler Makes First Official County Visit as Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana

Every four years, there is essentially no November election in Indiana, unless you live in Cambridge City, Montezuma or Winfield. These are small communities whose combined population is less than 6000 people and which have elections for town council positions this year.

The current law is that all municipal council elections are held every four years in an odd-numbered year. The next municipal elections are in 2007. But years ago, towns could stagger their council elections and elect part of their council every two years. This is no longer allowed, but these three towns still opt to take advantage of the old law. These communities are "grandfathered" under the old law which allowed for staggered terms on their town councils. Thus their election was last Tuesday.

Libertarian Party of Indiana Executive Director Dan Drexler made his first official county visit to Wayne County and visited Cambridge City's polling place for the election. It went quite well. He had many goals, including gauging public reaction to the newly implemented voter identification requirements.

There was a television crew from Muncie/BSU -- Newslink Indiana -- at the polling place and they interviewed Dan regarding the voter identification requirements and the closing of the local license branch in Cambridge City.

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