TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Some Tippecanoe County voting precincts are changing.
It was one of the items on the election board's agenda Wednesday morning.
Voting precincts are divided among each township, and County Clerk Julie Roush said about 16 precincts are going to be absorbed based on the 2020 census.
She said it's because state guidelines require a minimum of 600 active voters and no more than 2,000 in a single precinct..
"We have precincts that had zero voters in them or we had precincts that had just a couple voters in it," Roush said. "So, those are going to be combined into another precinct."
However, Roush said that's not the only thing to figure out.
"We have to make sure though that they follow the district lines, the senate lines, the house lines because they cannot cross over," Roush explained. "Other concerns that we have is that we don't have split precincts. So, we want as few of those as possible."
If a precinct is split, it could force different ballots for things like school district or mayoral elections.
Roush said the election board is still working on re-precincting in the county.