Elkhart County voters confused over elections

NOW: Elkhart County voters confused over elections


ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Voters in Elkhart County were confused at the polls on Tuesday because they thought that they could vote for the president this year.

The county turn-out at the polls was not very high, but many voters showed up and were not able to vote.

The elections this year were available for residents with a four digit area code, but residents with five digits also showed up thinking it was a presidential election year.

 The Elkhart County Circuit Court Clerk, Chris Anderson said many people may have been confused by the presidential debate coverage and would call his office asking about the election.

He said, “During the month of September and the first part of October, it was probably 2, 3 calls a week. When we got to the last couple weeks right before the election, it might have been 2, 3, 4 a day that we were dealing with."

Elkhart did vote on a new mayor, but voting on the president will happen next year.

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