Central Indiana counties report increase in early voting

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Indianapolis, Ind.- All eyes are now on Hoosier voters.

Turnout on Tuesday, May 3 could play a big role in determining which presidential candidates come out on top in Indiana’s primary election

If the number of people voting early in Marion County is any indication, voter turnout on Election Day could be higher than normal.

Early voting statewide began the first week of April.

The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office reports nearly 140,000 Hoosier voters have already cast their ballots.

In Marion County, in-person early voting is 83% higher than at the same time in 2012.

Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge is urging as many people as possible to take advantage of early voting opportunities.

She’s also preparing her staff to deal with longer than usual lines come Election Day.

“We have printed double the amount of ballots that we have in the past,” said Eldridge.

In-person early voting in Hendricks County is up more than 900%, when compared to the same time in 2012.

It’s a similar story in Hamilton County, in-person early voting there is up more than 200% right now.

In-person early voting ends Monday, May 2 at noon.

The Marion County Clerk’s office has reserved a group of free parking spots for people voting early at the City County Building.

The spots are directly across from the City County Building on Delaware Street, between Market and Washington Streets.

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