Q&A: Election board meeting notice

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From the Ferdinand News:

Q: Is the county election board required to give notice of meetings? The board says it has to meet immediately to handle some issues.

A: The election board is required to comply with the notice requirements of IC 5-14-3-5 in the Open Door Law.

Even if a meeting is an emergency, the board has to give media outlets that requested notice at the beginning of the year the same notice it gives board members.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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