Indianapolis early voting down from 2008, up from 2012

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In-person early voting in Indianapolis so far is about 21 percent higher than it was in 2012, but 42 percent lower than it was this time in 2008.

Slightly fewer than 33,000 people have visited the downtown City-County Building to vote early as of Thursday, as opposed to 27,197 people during the same time frame in 2012 and 57,236 people in the same time frame of 2008.

More than 2,900 people voted early on Thursday alone.

And more absentee votes by mail have been returned compared with 2012 and 2008. So far 15,812 absentee votes by mail have been returned, compared with 15,533 absentee votes in 2012 and 14,325 mail-in votes in 2008.

Early voting will continue through Monday in the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 200 E. Washington St. in the City-County building. Voters must bring a valid photo ID issued by the state or federal government.

The clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for early voting, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday.

Parking is free for early voters on Delaware Street or in the EZ Park surface lot at 355 E. Pearl St.

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