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Marion County voters have more options on Election Day

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 20:25:04-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Marion County voters will not be limited to a single assigned polling place on Election Day this year.

The Marion County Election Board launched IndyVOTES, an initiative that will allow residents to vote at any of the 300 voter centers across the county.

“Our sole focus is making it easier and simpler for Marion County residents to vote,” Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge said in a news release. "And one of the biggest obstacles up until now has been limiting voting to only one location. Now our voters can cast private, secure ballots in the same place they always voted, on their way to or from work, or anywhere else that might be convenient.”

Election workers will use iPads to scan a voter's ID, verify registration and check them in to vote. Voters will also cast ballots on a touchscreen rather than a paper ballot.

IndyVOTES will begin with the May 7 primary election. To find a vote center, go to https://www.indyvotes.org, and visit https://www.indyvoteearly.org for early voting information.