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Secretary of State visits Vanderburgh County voting center

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Voters waited more than 30 minutes at Washington Square Mall on Tuesday. Voters waited more than 30 minutes at Washington Square Mall on Tuesday.

Indiana's Secretary of State spent time touring vote centers in Vanderburgh County Tuesday.

State officials are hoping other counties will make the switch.

Voters waited up to 30 minutes Tuesday at the Washington Square Mall. Secretary of State, Connie Lawson says she wanted to come to Vanderburgh County because of the reorganization issue and the hotly contested senate race, both of which are on the ballot today.

She wanted to see how the voting centers could handle the large turnout. Voters told 14 News the wait time wasn't too bad.

Secretary Lawson also says in Hamilton County, which is not a vote center, they're experiencing wait times up to three hours.

Seven out of ninety-two Indiana counties are voting centers and Secretary Lawson says she was here today for educational purposes. 

"Next year we want to hold some regional meetings so that we can...our intent is to gather the best practices and maybe what didn't work quite so well and educate the other county clerks on what's been done," Secretary Lawson said.

Secretary Lawson says she's seen several counties show interest in becoming voting centers next election cycle. 

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