A law passed by the Indiana General Assembly earlier this year required the Indiana Election Commission to consolidate certain small Lake County precincts. If they did not complete the work by July 1, the responsibility was given to Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The Indiana Election Commission did not adopt a plan by the July 1 deadline, despite multiple meetings during which commission members deadlocked on party lines. Under Public Law 210-2018, Secretary Lawson is required to issue an order to consolidate precincts not later than August 1, 2018. Secretary Lawson is now calling on any Lake County voter to help her identify solutions. If a voter has a specific proposal or concern regarding the Lake County precinct consolidation, share that information with the Secretary of State’s office. To meet the August 1st deadline, the Secretary of State’s office asks that any specific proposals be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on July 13, 2018. The Secretary of State’s office can be reached at sos@sos.in.gov or 317-232-6532.