Early voting setting records in Bartholomew County

People are voting in Bartholomew County like there’s no tomorrow.

Or maybe it’s just that they are snowbirds who are leaving tomorrow for a warmer climate.

“We have seen just an amazing amount of interest so far,” said Jay Phelps, the Bartholomew County clerk whose office oversees voting.

The early numbers back that up.

Wednesday’s first day of voting saw a record 264 people cast ballots, compared to the previous record of 125 in the 2008 presidential election.

And it picked up from there.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.