Marion County Voters Turning to Absentee Ballot to Cast Their Vote in the 2020 Primary Election
posted: May 21, 2020
Just over two weeks out from Election Day, Indianapolis voters are already planning to cast absentee ballots in record numbers.
In the 2018 primary, 3,018 absentee ballots were mailed to voters, and 6,076 absentee ballots were mailed in 2016. In comparison, as of May 19, 2020, the Marion County Election Board has mailed a total of 71,662 absentee ballots to registered voters in Marion County. Voters can check the status of their absentee ballot at www.indianavoters.com.
"Voting is our country's longest-standing tradition, and, despite the current global pandemic, Hoosiers continue to demonstrate a commitment to exercising their democratic right," said Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge. "I applaud the Indianapolis City Council for eliminating potential barriers to voter participation, and I thank Hoosiers for being flexible as we ask that they participate in the primary election differently than in years past."
Marion County voters are encouraged to complete and return their completed, signed absentee ballots as soon as possible. Absentee ballots should be returned by mail or dropped off at an election board office by June 2, 2020, at noon in order to be counted in the election.
Marion County residents can find complete information about voting by mail at vote.indy.gov
and check the status of their absentee ballot at indianavoters.com. Voters are encouraged to share their participation in the Primary Election by sharing a photo of themselves with the hashtag #IndyVotes.