TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Election Board met Friday morning and addressed two main topics. 

First, the board noted they prepared a resolution and acknowledged the court order by special judge Matthew Headley ruling Eric Graves ineligible for the Vigo County School Board seat in District 1 due to Indiana residency laws, making Carey LaBella, the other candidate in the race, the official winner of that seat.

Leanna Moore, Chief Deputy Clerk, said: “The election board only had to do an acknowledgement that the court order was made, and we did that today. It is really the candidate’s responsibility to know the laws and regulations.” 

Secondly and the main reason for the meeting was to discuss the voting center plan for the May Municipal Primary election. The plan lists 11 voting center locations, similar to the last election. They mentioned adding The Meadows Shopping Center, the Vigo Schools Public Safety and Security in West Terre Haute, and Seelyville Town Hall to bring voting locations close to everyone. 

“So, with these voting centers that we have chosen, they’re all centrally located, everyone should be able to vote within 10 minutes from wherever,” Moore added.

A unanimous vote approved the voting center plan. 

The Vigo County Election Board’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 9:30 am.