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Voting centers could replace polling places in Evansville

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Vanderburgh County Commissioners have signed off on a plan for voting centers to replace precinct polling places.

Vanderburgh County Clerk Susan Kirk says voting centers will save the county around $80,000 in the long run. She says it could encourage more people to vote, because it will be more convenient.

Under the current proposal, there would be 23 voting centers county wide, and those would be agreed upon by both the Republican and the Democratic parties.

Voters would have the freedom to vote at any of those locations.

The commissioners' approval was the second elected body needed to sign off on the proposal After receiving final approval from the commissioners and the county council, Kirk will also need support from the county election board.

Kirk says she's also holding town meetings to listen to what voters think, but she believes it will make voting easier on everyone.

Kirk says three northern Indiana counties have already tested this system, and that it was very successful there.

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