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Marion County to extend early-voting hours at City-County Building starting Wednesday

Early voting began Oct. 6, 2020, in the City-County Building in Indianapolis. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Starting Wednesday, Marion County is extending the hours of early voting at the City-County Building through the weekend.

Voting at the City-County Building was set to run from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

The extended hours will now be:

  • Wednesday-Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Monday: 8 a.m. to noon.

Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge said “the demand for in-person early voting within Marion County has been unmatched in previous election cycles.”

Days 20-22 of early voting in Marion County this election have broken early voting records. On Saturday, when five additional early voting centers opened, 8,858 people voted, a new record. On Sunday, 8,291 people voted. And on Monday, the county broke Saturday’s record with 9,566 votes cast.

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“Extending voting hours in the Clerk’s Office is the most I can do under current election laws to best accommodate Marion County voters,” Eldridge said.

The hours at the other five early voting centers will not change:

  • On the south side at the Perry Township Government Center at 4925 Shelby St..
  • On the west side at the Krannert Park Community Center at 605 S. High School Road.
  • On the north side at St Luke’s United Methodist Church at 100 W. 86th St.
  • Two on the east side at the Lawrence Township Schools’ administration building at 6501 Sunnyside Road and at the Warren Township Government Center at 501 N. Post Road.

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