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2012 early voting outpacing 2008 in Tippecanoe Co.

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The first four days of early voting in Tippecanoe County brought 638 people into the Board of Elections office to cast a ballot.

The first week of early voting four years ago, during the last presidential election, produced 547 ballots. Tippecanoe County Circuit Clerk Christa Coffey says that’s a 14.3% increase this year.

“Many absentee ballots were sent and received” by the office, she says. “I’ll have official numbers by Monday morning.”

The day-by-day breakdown of early voting in Tippecanoe County is: 184, Tuesday; 197, Wednesday; 98, Thursday; and 158, Friday. Monday, the office was closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

Coffey says there were 2,969 registrations processed from Saturday, October 6, through Friday.

“Many re-registrations were processed,” she says. That means people who already were registered to vote filed again without needing to do so.

“The number of registered voters won’t increase by that many,” says Coffey.

Official numbers will be available after the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) does the county update 3 a.m. Sunday.

Early voting continues at the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections office Monday. Satellite voting also begins Monday. It will be held at Rosewalk Village, 1903 Union Street, Lafayette, from 9 – 11  a.m. and at Rosewalk Commons, 250 Shenandoah Drive, Lafayette, from 1 – 3 p.m.

More information about voting in Tippecanoe County is HERE.  You can find statewide voting information HERE.

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