A small line formed outside the polling room in the Marion County Election Board Office Monday morning.
The earliest voters said they take advantage of the opportunity to avoid long lines on Election Day. Early voting is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week inside the City County Building.
Marion County Clerk Beth White said about 60 people cast their ballots in the first hour the polls were open. There are some changes to early voting this election compared to in 2008. The CCB is the only polling location. In 2008, there were two satellite locations.
Also new this year, voters can get reimbursed for their parking expenses if they park in the lots off of Alabama and Market Streets. The Election Board will provide a voucher for parking to voters. If you’re only coming to the CCB to vote you can use the doors off of Delaware and avoid security at the main entrance.
“We will expect early voting to be very busy. If you’re interested, my best advice is come in the first couple of weeks. The last ten days of early voting tend to be very, very busy and the last weekend will be very, very busy,” said White.
The polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the week leading up to the November 6th election.
If you plan to wait to vote until Election Day, you still need to register to vote by Tuesday, October 9. You can register online through the Voter Information Portal. http://maps.indy.gov/VIP/