Early voting numbers higher than 2016 election

NOW: Early voting numbers higher than 2016 election

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.—Election day is four days away, and numbers for early voting are at an all-time high.

According to the US Elections Project, over a million people have voted early in the state of Indiana, and nearly 2.5 million voters have cast their early in Michigan. In Elkhart County, the county clerk said numbers are very high compared to the last election.

Christopher Anderson said he’s expecting at least 30,000 in-person votes and 11,000 absentees by mail ballots. That’s about 41,000 ballots cast in Elkhart County before election day.

At this moment, Elkhart County’s in-person early voting numbers are over 25,500, that’s double what the county saw back in 2016. The absentee mail-in ballots are between 9,000 and 10,000; the average, according to Anderson, is usually around 4,000.

The highest number previously for early voting was back in 2016 with 13,000 in-person ballots. Anderson said they’re expecting even more ballots cast in the coming days leading up to the election.

“I’m expecting probably another thousand today, maybe 15 hundred tomorrow, 12 to 15 hundred on Saturday and a thousand on Monday. So that gets us up to close to 30 thousand and that point for the absentee in-persons,” Anderson said.

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