News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 20, 2007

URGENT: Chuck Miles to remain on ballot for City Council

Democratic Party will hold caucus if deceased city council member wins in primary

By Austin Arceo

TERRE HAUTE — Deceased Terre Haute City Councilman Chuck Miles will remain on the ballot in the Democratic primary despite the Vigo County clerk first saying his name would be removed.

The Vigo County Election Board approved by a 2-1 vote to keep his name on the ballot. The vote was held during a Friday afternoon meeting at the Vigo County Courthouse. During the meeting, County Clerk Pat Mansard said she received conflicting recommendations from state officials on how to handle the situation.