Early absentee in-person voting begins today in Indiana

NOW: Early absentee in-person voting begins today in Indiana

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.-- In-person absentee voting begins Monday in Indiana. in the Hoosier state. Voting in person this year comes with a few changes to keep everyone safe.

Registered voters are eligible to vote early in-person until November 2nd, the day before election day.

In Indiana, no reason is needed to vote early in-person.

Voters will need a picture I.D. such as a Indiana drivers license or U.S. passport. 

If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will also need to provide proof of residence to vote.

To keep in line with local and state health guidelines, an extensive cleaning process begins from the time you step in.

Voters are met with plexiglass sneeze guards, and hand sanitizers.

Your chair is sprayed by trained poll workers before and after you take your seat.

The voting machines are also wiped down before and after you cast your vote.

“Stop and think about what's going on in the world and the country right now, in your own state and your own county. If there’s something you want to help make a change with, you have to be a registered voter in order for that opinion to be made," said St. Joseph County Circuit Clerk of Courts, Rita Glenn.

St. Joseph County voters can cast their in-person absentee ballot in the lobbies of the County-City Building, 227 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, and the County Services Building at 219 Lincoln Way W., Mishawaka:

- Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- Saturday, Oct. 24 & Oct. 31: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Sunday, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1: Noon to 4 p.m.

- Monday, Nov. 2: 8 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit the St. Joseph County absentee voting website.

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