Voters can begin casting votes for midterm election

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Early voting is officially underway and the Allen County Election Board said they’re ready for people to cast their votes either through absentee ballots or stopping by the Rosseau Centre downtown.

Allison Clark just moved back to Fort Wayne after taking care family in Oklahoma for the last eight years. She registered to vote online on Monday, the last day to register, and stopped by the Allen County Election Board to pick up an absentee ballot on Tuesday.

“We’re excited about being able to vote and give our voice,” said Clark.

She said she needs to do research on the local candidates since she just moved back, but she knows what she’s looking for in a candidate to represent her family.

“Looking for someone that can support our community,” she said. “That definitely upholds the rights and values of our state and what we have personally.”

Beth Dlug, Director of the Allen County Election Board, said with this being a midterm election, there’s usually not a high turnout. But, early voting is gaining popularity because of the convenience.

“It’s just a convenience and knowing that they’ve been able to do it and get it out of the way,” Dlug said.

She believes there are a couple local races that will bring some voters out earlier than normal. She mentions school board and state Senate’s 15 district and the single county executive will be the issues this year that could affect turnout.

Early voting is available in the lobby of the Rousseau Centre on East Main Street in Fort Wayne. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 on weekdays through October 31. There will be hours on two Saturday, October 25 and November 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final day to vote early is November 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The general election is November 4th.

To find your polling location, click here.

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