FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Residents steadily flowed into the Allen County Voter Registration office Monday for the final day of voter registration for the May 3 Indiana presidential primary. The in-person registration closed at 4:30 P.M. and the online registration ended at midnight.
The Allen County Voter Registration office said 267,903 people in the county are currently eligible to vote, compared to around 247,000 voters before the 2012 primary.
They’ve also seen a big boost in online registration. According to officials, 35 percent of of voters registered online this year. In 2012, 13 percent registered online.
“I think people are just taking advantage of the ease of registration,” said Allen County Voter Registration Republican Board Member Barry Schust. “You can do it from your living room.”
The voters registration office hopes to have everything processed by the end of the week.
“It’s always good to see people performing their civic duty or getting out to vote, registering voting,” Schust said. “I probably have the mindset of ‘I have a fixed amount of time to get all this processed’. So going through my head is, ‘Oh boy. Let’s get everything processed because we have deadlines that we have to meet and have to get everything done.”
Early voting for the Indiana state primary begins April 5 at the Rousseau Centre. Click here to see a list of other early voting times and locations.
Voters can register online here up until 12:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Hoosiers who didn’t register to vote in the primary can still register for the November general election. Registration runs May 17 to October 11.