Increase in satellite sites for early voting

Increase in satellite sites for early voting

Early voting for the 2022 primary election is underway in Marion County and there are more satellite sites open than ever before Election Day.

Early polling stations are open in every township in Marion County. A total of nine satellite sites, including the Clerk’s Office in the City-County Building, have hours each day.

Marion County Clerk’s Office Assistant Director Russell Hollis said it was a conscious decision to increase locations.

“The [Marion County Election] The council wanted to make voting more convenient for our constituents and see that we had lines in the 2020 presidential cycle,” Hollis said.

Marion County has seen record numbers of early voters during the pandemic.

The deadline for mail-in ballot requests was last week. Hollis said voters in Marion County can cast their ballots at satellite sites.

“Because we have more early voting locations, that’s more places a voter can drop off their mail-in ballot,” Hollis said.

The Marion County Board of Elections also still needs scrutineers for Election Day Tuesday,

Election day is Tuesday, May 3. A total of 182 polling stations will be open.

The eight satellite polling stations in Marion County are:
Pike Township: Pike Library Branch
Washington Township: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Township of Lawrence: MSD Lawrence Education and Community Center
Township of Wayne: Thatcher Park Community Center
Warren Township: Warren Township Government Center
Township of Decatur: Government Center of the Township of Decatur
Township of Perry: Township of Perry Government Center
Franklin Township: Franklin Township Government Center