TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The May primary election is on May 6, but starting Tuesday people can vote early in Tippecanoe County.
Election board members are set up on the third floor of the Tippecanoe County Office Building and are awaiting those who want to vote early.
County Clerk Christa Coffey said early voting is an important part of the election process for those who cannot cast their ballot on election day. She says even though election day is a month away candidates have done a good job of informing voters.
“We’ve had a lot of candidate information out there, a lot of candidate forums. Most people, I think, have an idea who they going to vote for by now,” Coffey said.
For now, early voting can only be done in the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., in Lafayette. Other voting sites will open on April 17 and the Pay Less sites will be available starting on April 26.
Voters must be registered and bring a government issued photo ID to qualify for early voting.
At the end of the first day of in-person absentee voting, Coffey said there were 26 ballots cast, 22 Republican ballots and 4 Democratic ballots.