Over 1 million Hoosiers have requested absentee ballot or voted early


More than 1 million Hoosiers have requested an absentee ballot or voted early in the 2020 general election so far, according to Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

With less than two weeks remaining before the Nov. 3 election, 553,270 absentee by-mail ballots have been requested across the state, and 477,217 voters have voted at an early voting location, Lawson said, for a combined total of 1,042,319 requested or submitted ballots.

In the 2020 primary election, a total of 640,225 Hoosiers voted absentee in-person or by-mail.  In 2016, for the entire period of absentee voting for both in-person and by-mail, 977,239 ballots were submitted.

“Hoosiers are eager to vote and are voting early in record numbers to make sure their voice is heard,” Lawson said. “Election officials across Indiana have worked tirelessly to make sure each voter is safe and secure, and I’m pleased to see this level of turnout heading into election day.”

The increased volume of absentee ballots means that final election results may not be immediately available on election night, she said. Voters wishing to work in their county as absentee ballot counters are encouraged to contact their county clerk’s office as soon as possible.

Hoosier voters can track their absentee ballot, look up early voting sites, and contact their county clerk using www.IndianaVoters.com.

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