Shine Predicts Several Dozen No Shows For Caucus

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Jun 10, 2010 at 5:15 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana's NewsCenter) - 504-precinct committeemen and women are eligible to cast votes in that caucus but Allen County's Republican party chairman believes far less than that will actually decide the outcome.

Indiana law states precinct committeemen and women must physically show up at the caucus site, in this case Columbia City High School, in order to vote.

Steve Shine says other commitments, such as vacations and graduation events, will lead to a number of "no shows".

Shine says, “Some people have the problem of being ill and unable to reach the caucus site, uh, I expect probably district wide, there could be maybe 100 or more absentees."

Precinct committee officials unable to attend did have the opportunity to file paperwork for their vice-chairperson to vote instead, as long as that person meets all eligibility requirements.

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