Indiana voters cast 900,000 absentee ballots

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State election officials say nearly 900,000 Indiana voters cast early ballots for Tuesday’s election and that could mean a late night in some counties tallying those ballots.

Indiana Election Division co-director Brad King says that as Monday’s deadline for early voting, county clerks had received more than 896,000 ballots cast in person and through other methods.

That’s about 234,000 more ballots more than Indiana’s previous early voting record set in the 2008 general election.

King says mailed-in absentee ballots and overseas ballots from members of the military and Americans working overseas are still arriving at clerk’s offices.

Election officials in Indianapolis expect to put in a late night tallying about 70,000 absentee ballots. Officials in other counties also foresee a late night due to the large volume of absentee ballots.