Allen County lawmakers encourage Hoosiers to take advantage of voting early in-person through Nov. 2

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Monday, October 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2020) – Hoosiers can vote absentee-in-person at several locations across Allen County until Nov. 2, according to local lawmakers.

State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) said all registered Indiana voters are eligible to vote early in-person. For hours, dates and locations for early voting, Hoosiers can contact their county clerk or visit and click on "Find Your Polling Place." When voting before or on Election Day, voters must present a valid photo ID.

"Those looking to avoid large crowds on Election Day can opt for early in-person voting," Carbaugh said. "It's important to have a plan to vote on or before Nov. 3, so you can make sure your voice is heard."

According to Carbaugh, Allen County is offering early voting now until to Nov. 2 at Memorial Coliseum. Four satellite voting locations will also be available from Oct. 26 to Oct. 31 at Indiana Wesleyan University, the Public Safety Academy, Rousseau Centre and Salomon Farm Park.

Hoosiers who want to vote absentee-by-mail, should visit to check eligibility requirements and fill out the online application before the deadline on Thursday, Oct. 22. Applications can also be downloaded and mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to the local county election office. State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) encouraged voters to return their mail-in ballots as quickly as possible.

"Get absentee ballots in the mail or deliver them in-person to the county clerk's office sooner rather than later," Heine said. "If your mailed ballot did not arrive or was damaged, contact the Allen County Election Board for a replacement ballot. If you would like to vote in-person after requesting a mail-in ballot, take that ballot to your voting location and give it to the precinct inspector. It will be marked canceled, and you will be allowed to vote in-person."

Polling places statewide will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. For more information on the 2020 General Election, including polling locations and to see who is on the local ballot, visit

Indiana Secretary of State's Office said 30,000 poll workers are needed to run 5,000 precincts across the state on Election Day. State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) said he encourages Hoosiers, especially younger adults, to consider signing up to be a poll worker.

"There are so many ways to participate and without volunteers it would be nearly impossible," Morris said. "Take advantage of a great opportunity to be a poll worker this year and consider serving in some manner. It's an important part of our democratic process."

According to Morris, poll workers can earn up to $150 for their service. The state is providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectants to local election officials to protect poll workers, election staff and voters."

To get started and learn more, contact the county clerk or other local party representative, or visit the state's website at



State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 81, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 85, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 84, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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