No General Election to be Held in Orleans

(ORLEANS) – Orleans Town Voters will get a break Tuesday, Nov. 5th as there will be no general election required to elect the town officials.

During the primary election filing period earlier this year, only one person filed their candidacy for each of the three council positions in addition to the Clerk-Treasurer position in Orleans.

As a result, the Orange County Election Board unanimously approved a resolution in early September to allow the Town of Orleans to forego the 2019 municipal election.

The resolution states in part that after November 5th, the circuit court clerk shall upon demand of the candidate, certify all unopposed candidates for office in the same manner as if elected to the office as provided by Indiana Law. 

Taking office on Jan. 1 will be Council members Mike McCracken, Randy Clark, and John H. Lindley, along with longtime incumbent Town Clerk Robert F. Henderson, Jr.

According to Clerk Henderson, the decision by the election board will save the town approximately $4,000 to $5,000 in election expenses.