Friday, November 22, 2019

Caucus Information for Posey Township Board Vacancy

The Harrison County Republican Central Committee will caucus on Tuesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center in Elizabeth for the purposes of filling the vacancy on the Posey Township Advisory Board created by the resignation of Christa Day, who has moved out of Posey Township.

Only precinct committee members from Posey Township may vote in this caucus. Precinct vice committee members may vote as proxies for their absent precinct committee member.

Voting will be by private ballot and will continue until one candidate has reached a majority of the precinct committee members and proxies that are present.

Indiana law empowers the county chairman to break a tie if one exists, but the county chairman will not be exercising this authority. Voting will continue until the tie is broken by the committee members and their proxies.

Once the caucus has selected who will fill the vacancy, the county chairman will certify the result to the Circuit Court Clerk. Harrison Circuit Court Judge John Evans will be on hand that evening to swear in whoever is chosen to fill the vacancy.

Individuals interested in seeking the vacancy must file a written declaration of candidacy (CEB-5 form) with Harrison County Republican Party Chairman Scott Fluhr no later than 72 hours before the caucus, in this case by Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. Individuals interested in seeking the Posey Township Advisory Board position can contact him via email address on the right. The necessary forms are available from the Circuit Court Clerk's office or via the aforementioned email address.

The caucus meeting on the evening of November 30 will be open to the public.

Update: No one filed to run in the caucus by the deadline. Accordingly, per the law, the vacancy will be filled by the Harrison County Commissioners.