Indiana's Secretary of State says concerns about possible voting machine tampering are overblown.
Voter accessibility concerns raised by county Republicans have been one reason Monroe County has yet to adopt vote centers.
County Clerk Linda Robbins says around 4,000 Monroe County residents participated in early voting this year.
Monroe County says the electronic voting equipment it recently purchased is working well.
As early voting for the May primary begins, Monroe County election officials say voting is going smoothly in new locations around the county.
Early voting began throughout Indiana on Monday, and Monroe County is expecting a large turnout.
The MPO will have a regular meeting this Friday to discuss non-I-69 related business.
More than 60 machines are to be bought or rented at a total cost of more than $440,000.
The Monroe County Election Board decided to use paper ballots earlier this year, causing slow-downs in Tuesday's election results.
An aide to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was mistakenly handed a ballot pre-marked for Democratic Party candidates, according to the Marion County clerk.