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Voter turnout for early voting going strong, breaking records

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): So far, voter turnout for early voting has been strong.

Beth Dlug, Director of the Allen County Election Board tells WOWO News, Allen County is breaking records.

“We’re looking at numbers averaging about 650 people a day at the Rousseau Center, so we’ve voted about 2,600 people in the four days of voting,” Dlug said.

She says that number is a little over what Allen County saw in 2008 and 2012.

“We’re absolutely seeing growth, every year. We get a little bit more of people finding out how convenient it is to come and vote early…. most (people) like it because of the convenience,” said Dlug. “They can go when they have some time to spend and vote and sometimes on Election Day they don’t have the time they need and if they’re getting there at 6:00 a.m. and there’s a line then they’re getting a little nervous about getting to work, so this works out a little better.”

In-person early voting is underway in the lobby of the Rousseau Center on East Main Street on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as well as on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 5 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Also starting on November 1, there will be four library early voting locations: Aboite, Dupont, Georgetown and Hessen Cassel. Along with some 9:00 p.m., Dlug says mailing a ballot in is also an option,  find out more on their website, allencountyvoters.info.

RELATED: Early voting to begin in Allen County this week

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