Early voting by the numbers, way way up from 2016

1.75 million in Indiana
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Posted at 7:29 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 20:24:10-05

INDIANAPOLIS — With the record-number of people voting early this election, whether by mail or in-person, we’re breaking down the numbers for you.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office, over 1.75 million people have already early voted in Indiana.

Majority of which were in-person, whereas about one-half-million were by mail-in ballots.

That’s more than half — 64% percent actually — of the total number of people who voted in the 2016 presidential election.

It’s also 36.8% of current registerd voters. Which means, Election Day turnout would have to tank for Indiana NOT to beat 2016’s turnout of 58%.

In Marion County alone — at this point in 2016 — 67,000 people had voted early. This year, more than 211,000 people have already cast their ballot.

Here are the numbers of how many people have already voted in surrounding counties, plus the final 2016 vote count by each county in parenthesis:

Marion County: 211,262 (370,498)

Hamilton County: 132,369 (158,205)

Johnson County: 57,792 (67,754)

Hendricks County: 55,799 (77,182)

Hancock County: 30,670 (36,920)

Boone County: 28,245 (33,067)

Morgan County: 26,324 (31,898)

Madison County: 22,743 (54,979)

Shelby County: 10,168 (18,380)

Now, the question is, with these huge numbers in early voting — how does this impact when we know results?

Each county clerk’s office counts its own votes. They can’t begin counting UNTIL Election Day.

The Marion County Clerk’s Office is said to only have the ability to count up to 40,000 absentee ballots per day. So far, 82,000 ballots have been received. So that’s at least two days alone in Marion County.

While experts say, Indiana will know its winners fairly soon, it likely won’t be at least until the next day.