Wabash Valley county breaking records with early voters


CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A line out of the Clay County Election Office has been a common sight lately.

That’s as many voters cast their ballots early this election season.

Election Clerk Jason Jacobs says it’s already been a record breaking year.

“We’ve had more days with over 100 voters than we’ve ever had in any prior year, and the pace we’re going we should hit our overall record by tomorrow afternoon, maybe Wednesday morning,” Jacobs said.

More than 2,000 people have already made their picks in Clay County.

Their record sits at 2,191 early voters.

Jacobs says he’s heard many different reasons as to why people are voting early.

“We’ve heard quite a few that are tired of the ads on TV, and you know, so they wanted to get their voting done with,” Jacobs said. “Some people are worried that the lines are going to be too long at the polls. And other people it’s been their first time to vote and other people just wanting to see what it was like to vote early.”

Jacobs says he’s heard of early voting lines around the country being more than 2 hours long.

While he doesn’t think they’ll have those kinds of lines, he does ask for voters to be understanding as they’re dealing with their own high numbers.

“It still runs pretty smoothly,” Jacobs said. “We do ask voters to have a little patience. It is a six page ballot for our county. So it does take a little time for voters to get through it.”

You can vote early up until noon on Monday, November 7.

The Clay County Election Office also has extended hours this week.
You can vote in the office from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. through Friday.

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Daviess County also tells News 10 they’re seeing high early voter numbers.