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Election Day isn't until Nov. 6, but voters who want to cast their ballots right away can now do so at the Marion County Clerk's Office, inside the City-County Building.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Election Day.

To vote early, voters do not need a reason but must provide a valid photo ID issued by the state of Indiana or federal government.

Satellite voting at six additional locations will open to the public starting Oct. 26.

When you arrive at an early voting location, you will be asked to complete an application to vote absentee.

Any person casting a vote before Election Day is considered an absentee voter under Indiana law since your ballot won’t be counted until Election Day.

After you present your ID and your application is approved, you will be handed a ballot to complete on site. You then seal your ballot in a security envelope and it is safely stored until it’s counted on Election Day.

Staff were on hand Tuesday at the Election Service Center to demonstrate the electronic pollbooks voters who choose to cast their ballots early will use.

The electronic pollbooks will not be used on Election Day, but will be used at all locations when the county moves to vote centers next year.

“It's basically just a ballot marking device,” said Colin Claycomb, ballot administrator, while demonstrating the ExpressVote machine. “So, there are no votes that are tallied on there.”

 

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Rob Burgess, News Editor at NUVO Newsweekly, can be reached by email at rburgess@nuvo.net, by phone at 317-808-4614 or on Twitter @robaburg.

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