In response to community requests, Marion County Clerk Beth White announced the Election Board is adding another weekend – Oct. 22 and 23 – to the early voting calendar.
While many county agencies will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, the clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for early voting. Voters do not need a reason to cast an in-person early ballot, but they must provide a valid photo ID issued by the state of Indiana or federal government.
Early voting hours for Marion County now include:
- Oct. 10 – Oct. 14: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 17 – Oct. 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 22 – Oct. 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 24 – Oct. 28: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 29 – Oct. 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 31 – Nov. 4: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Nov. 5 – Nov. 6: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Last Day! Nov. 7: 8 a.m. to noon.
The clerk’s office is located on the first floor of the west wing of the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St. Voters should use the Delaware Street entrance for easy access directly to the clerk’s office.
Free parking is available with a voucher at the pay lots just east of the building on Market and Alabama Streets. Voters must pre-pay the lot’s fee, but it is refunded after providing a voucher available in the Election Board office.
“We’ve done our best to make clerk’s office early voting more accessible by adding evening and weekend hours and working with our partners to provide easy access to our office and free parking,” White said. “I hope voters use this flexible option and participate in our local election.”
Another absentee option available to voters is vote-by-mail. Voters must first submit an application, indicating one of the state-approved reasons for voting absentee. After the application is approved, an absentee ballot is mailed to the voter along with a postage-paid return envelope.
Civilian absentee ballots are due no later than Election Day, Tuesday, Nov.
8. Vote-by-mail applications are available online at www.indy.gov/election or by calling (317) 327-VOTE.