Hundreds cast early votes for May primary

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)
(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – More than two weeks before the May 6 primary election, 430 voters had cast an early ballot in Marion County compared to 425 by this time in 2010, which was the last non-presidential federal election primary.

A little more than 800 absentee ballot requests had been made – far less than the 2,902 requests in 2010.

Early voting continues in the clerk’s office through noon May 5. Voters don’t need a reason to vote early, but they do need to bring a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Voters have access to the clerk’s office through the Delaware Street entrance to the City-County Building at the corner of Market and Delaware streets.

A spokesperson for the clerk’s office said reimbursed parking is available at the Alabama Street lot directly south of Market Street, but added that parking must be pre-paid in cash and will be reimbursed by the parking attendant after presenting a voucher from the Election Board office.

Early voting hours for Marion County:

  • Weekdays, April 8 to 25: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 26 and April 27: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 28 to May 2: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • May 3 and May 4: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 5: 8 a.m. to noon

Since the last election in November 2012, 23 precincts have undergone name changes and 46 have precincts that have changed locations. Voters are strongly encouraged to verify their polling locations by calling 317-327-VOTE or by visiting the Voter Information Portal here. Voters can also use the Voter Information Portal to confirm their voter registration status, voting district, current elected officials and review a sample ballot.

To vote by mail, applications must be received by the Election Board on or before Monday, April 28. Applications are found on the city’s website or can be mailed to voters if they call 317-327-VOTE.

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