Two special elections to be held Sept. 14
• Freedom voters to decide on school bond, Brackin-Shelite tie for town board seat
August 4, 2021
On Sept. 14, voters in Freedom will be faced with two important decisions: which way to vote on both the school bond and the seat on the town board that resulted in a tie between Shad Brackin and Michele Shelite.
The Freedom Special Municipal Election and Special School Election will both take place Sept. 14.
While the Woods County Election Board secretary, Sandra Koehn, was not available for comment at press time, credible sources have stated that because Brackin's resignation from the Freedom Town Board took place within 60 days of the election, the run-off between Brackin and Shelite must still take place. If Brackin were to win, he could then resign again and the seat would most likely be given to his challenger, Shelite. If Shelite wins the run-off on Sept. 14, she will take the seat at that time.
Watch the Freedom Call for an upcoming story about the school bond election.
Important Sept. 14 Special Elections Dates
The last day to register to vote in the Sept. 14 special elections is Aug. 20, and the last day to request an absentee ballot is Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. (although the office closes at 3 p.m.). Voting by absentee ballot requires some advance planning – you must allow time to request and receive the ballot, and then most people will have to have the ballot notarized before returning it.
Early voting will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.