More than 130 local residents were waiting in line at about 11:30 a.m. today, among the final voters who were voting early for Tuesday’s election.
With the first voter arriving at 6:45 a.m. today, which was 90 minutes before the courthouse opened — a total of 785 people cast ballots between 8 and 11:30 a.m., according to the clerk’s office.
While no more people will be allowed to join the line after early voting ends at noon today, election officials say it will take until about 1:30 p.m. to allow each person already in line to vote.
Bartholomew County officials estimate 16,000 local residents have voted early for this election, about 30 percent of the registered voters in the county.
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.
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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.