Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

August 21, 2013

Caucus planned to fill Sawyer vacancy


Hendricks County Flyer

---- — The Brownsburg Town Council has a vacancy in council ward 2, now that Dwayne Sawyer resigned his seat to accept the appointment of Indiana Auditor.

In accordance with Indiana law, a caucus must be held within 30 days of the date the vacancy occurred and Sawyer’s resignation was effective Aug. 18.

Details are still being ironed out, but the Hendricks County GOP is planning a caucus for 9 a.m. Sept. 14 to fill the seat.

The law directs that the precincts that could vote for the office when it was last elected, which was 2011, are qualified to participate in the caucus.

Candidates for the office must reside within Ward 2, even though councilors are elected by all committeemen from the town. Candidates must file a declaration of candidacy in the Hendricks County Clerk’s Office. Laura Herzog with the Hendricks County Voter Registration Office has information on the seat and will be able to help candidates file their intentions.

The deadline to file is 9 a.m. Sept. 11.