TRI-STATE (WFIE) - Monday is the last day to register to vote in both Indiana and Kentucky. That means, early voting starts Tues. in Indiana.
We were there as Vanderburgh County officials were setting up the polling center at the Old National Events Plaza.
Officials say they’re not sure how many people to expect through out early voting. That’s because officials said they’ve already received around 12,000 absentee ballot requests.
Overall, election officials say early voting could be a good option for you- especially if you want to avoid those long lines at the polls come November 3rd.
“It is an opportunity and what we’ve seen in the past is because we have so many days that people can vote early, if they happen to show up and there is a line, they can come back in the day or later in the day or something like that,” said County Election Board Secretary Carla Hayden.
Officials said the Old National Events Plaza location will start Tuesday and run Monday - Friday until Election Day. They said this location will also be open every Saturday until before the election.
Officials also said in the two weeks before the election, there will be various early polling locations at several libraries. You can find when each location will pop up here.
The same deadline to register to vote also applies in the Commonwealth as Monday will be the final day that residents can register in person, by mail, or online.
In Kentucky, the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming general election is Friday.
Early voting starts across Indiana on Tuesday and will end on November 2.
Meanwhile, early voting in Kentucky doesn’t begin until October 13.