Early voting winds down for Hoosiers in Marion County
Nov. 5 last day to cast early ballots
Voting early -- Oct. 25: Obama became the first presidential candidate to vote early, and his stop at a polling center in Chicago reflected his campaign's strategy to get suppoters to cast ballots ahead of Nov. 6.
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INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers have just five days left to cast early ballots in this year's general election, Marion County election officials said.
The number of Hoosiers casting early ballots is down this year compared to the 2008 election, but Marion County Clerk Beth White says she's still pleased with the turnout.
"In 2008, about five days out from the election, we were voting approximately 6,000 to 7,000 people a day in three locations. Now, we are voting about 2,000 people out of one location," White said.
Elections officials are working to add more staff to keep lines moving smoothly.
"We are moving people through as fast as we can. Most people are spending about 10 to 15 minutes in the voting experience. Depending on where you are Election Day, this is probably quicker," White said.
The final day for early voting is Monday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon at the City-County building on 200 East Washington Street.
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