Records Broken For Early Voting

By Corinne Rose

October 11, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Voters in Allen County are setting records for voting early.

The number of people voting early has doubled over this time four years ago.

The director of Allen County elections says since early voting began Monday, the office has seen more than 2,000 voters.

On top of that, the people who have requested absentee ballots have been mailing them in right away, rather than waiting until closer to election day.

That means voters aren't waiting to decide who they'll support. They've already made up their minds.

"It seems that people have decided and they're ready to come in and vote. Many are going out of town, they're ready to not delay their vote any more, and now that they're more familiar with this early voting and how convenient it is, they're coming in and taking advantage of it," says Beth Dlug, director of Allen County elections.

Voter registration is now closed, but online for Allen County alone, employees are sorting through 5,000 requests submitted in the first nine days of October.

So they have a lot of work to do to make sure those people have everything they need to be able to vote on Election Day, November sixth.

You can vote early, in person, at the Allen County Election Board through noon on Monday, November fifth.

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