The 2011 election season is almost
over. Early voting
votingended today, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at noon.
County Clerk Beth White's
Clerk Beth White'soffice reported that 515 voters cast ballots on the final day for early voting.
So far, participation is
tracking well ahead of Indy's last municipal election in 2007.
marks more than 2.25 times more early, in-person voters than 2007. Likewise,
the total number of absentee ballots submitted by voters, including by early
in-person, mail, traveling board, military and overseas avenues, is up to
18,766 from 10,267 in 2007.
Still, the numbers aren't as robust as
during presidential election years. By comparison, the 2010 general election
had 21,033 total returned absentee ballots.
The clerk's office offers the following
tips about voting at its City-County Building location:
parking is available at the two lots east of the building on the former Market
Square Arena site. Voters will need to pre-pay the lot fee, but can ask for a
voucher in the Election Board office to be reimbursed upon exiting.
should use the Delaware Street entrance for easy access to the Clerk's office.
- Absentee vote-by-mail ballots are due no later than 6 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. Civilian vote-by-mail ballots received after 6 p.m. tomorrow cannot be counted.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 and
the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marion County voters are reminded to:
where you go to vote. Use the Voter Information Portal at or call us at
(317) 327-VOTE (8683)
your valid, government-issued photo ID. Indiana law requires
voters to show an ID that is current or expired after the last general
election (Nov. 2, 2010), have a photo, include your name that conforms with the
poll book and be issued by the state of Indiana or federal government.
BMV has special hours Monday and Tuesday to help voter's procure an ID. Voters
are entitled to a free ID card if they state it's for voting purposes AND they
provided the necessary underlying documentation.
who forget their ID on Election Day can vote provisionally, but need to bring
their ID to the Clerk's office no later than noon, Friday, November 18.
Editor's Note: This story, originally posted on the morning of Nov. 7 was updated later in the day to include the final early voting numbers.