A record number of early voters already have cast ballots in the Nov. 8 general election.

At the end of the day Tuesday, a week before the election, 8,796 voters — or 16 percent of registered voters — had cast ballots, County Clerk Jay Phelps said Wednesday. That compares to the previous high of 6,413 ballots cast during the entire early voting period for the 2012 presidential election, he said.

Trends indicate that as many as 30 percent of the county’s 55,450 registered voters may cast ballots by Monday’s close of early voting, Phelps said.

Registered voters have four options to cast early ballots.

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  • Bartholomew County Courthouse, 234 Washington St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and 8 a.m. to noon Monday.
  • Donner Center, 739 22nd St., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday, plus 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • MainSource Bank, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday, plus 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday, plus 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Phelps said he expects another 20,000 to 25,000 people to vote on election day, when registered voters can cast ballots 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 18 countywide vote centers throughout Bartholomew County. For a list of those sites, visit bartholomew.in.gov.