The Washington Times-Herald

November 6, 2012

Clerks expect big turnout today

By Andrea McCann
Washington Times-Herald

WASHINGTON —

Daviess County Voter Registration Deputy Carolyn Newton said her office anticipates a fairly large voter turnout for today’s general election.

Although she said there’s no way of knowing for sure, early voting has been high and could possibly indicate more interest in this year’s election.  She said 10 percent of registered voters had placed their votes as of late last week.

“Our early voting here is heavy,” she said. “Friday, Saturday and (Monday) were heavy.”

Newton said there will be no changes at the polls today, and she reminds voters to remember to take identification with them when they vote. A valid Indiana driver’s license or ID card is required.

“All polling places are the same as they were in the spring,” she added.

In Martin County, early voting is slightly down from what it was in the 2008 presidential election, according to County Clerk Julie Fithian. In that election, approximately 1,300 voters came out early. This year that number is just over 1,000, she said.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

-- Gregg Sims contributed to this story.