Final push for voting before Election Day

Monday was the last day of early in-person voting
Final early voters
Posted at 7:19 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 19:19:25-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Early voting is over and those who plan to vote in person will now have to do so on Election Day. On Monday, several last-minute early voting efforts were underway. There were long lines at the City County Building downtown and there was a special drop off event in Marion County for absentee by mail voters.

The the United States Postal Service in Indianapolis was holding a ballot drop-off event for the first time. USPS employees were outside the post office On Capitol and South Streets collecting absentee ballots.

It was a chance for anyone who filled out an absentee ballot but didn’t drop it in the mail to make sure their vote counts. All ballots must be received by the county clerk’s office by noon on Election Day.

Employees at the drop-off event were date-stamping the ballots and making sure they were delivered overnight.

Monday was also the last day for early in-person voting. In Marion County, voters had to be in line by noon in order to cast their vote.

"I'm working the polls tomorrow, so I didn't know if there was going to be a huge line. I didn't know if I was going to get a chance,” said voter Adrienne Hartman.

Hartman was the last person to get in line before noon. She took the day off and ended up waiting in line for more than three hours before she was able to vote.