Trend continues toward record-breaking voter turnout

Voting lines at the Tippecanoe County Office Building (WLFI)
Voting lines at the Tippecanoe County Office Building (WLFI)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — More long lines for early voters as we continue to trend toward a record-breaking voter turnout.

Tippecanoe County Clerk Christa Coffey said nearly 20 percent of total registered voters have already cast their ballots. She said it’s looking like approximately 65 percent of registered voters will vote on Election Day.

But if you’re still looking to vote early, Miranda Bilodeau with the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections Office has some advice. She said the Tippecanoe County Office Building is your best bet.

“It seems to be far less busy. We have a lot of people who come in around noon, and we hear them talk in line with each other that they drove past one of the Pay Less [locations] and the lines were out the door,” Bilodeau said.

Long lines are what many are trying to avoid, so coming downtown may be the best bet.

“As difficult as it is sometimes to park downtown, this could be the better option for some people — especially to those who need a place to sit or maybe can’t stand for long periods of time easily,” said Bilodeau.

Greater Lafayette Pay Less Supermarkets are open for early voting Thursday-Saturday, from noon until 7 p.m.

The Board of Elections Office, located on the third floor of the Tippecanoe County Office Building, is open Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-3p.m. It will also be open one last time before Election Day, on Monday from 8 a.m. until noon.