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Long Lines At Bloomington's Election Central On First Day Of Early Voting

Early voting in Bloomington

Lines wrapped around the block outside Election Central in Bloomington on the first day of early voting. (George Hale, WFIU/WTIU News)

Early voting for the 2020 general election began early Tuesday in Indiana.

Crowds stretched around the block outside Election Central in Bloomington. People in line said it took about an hour to cast their votes.

Inside, poll workers were allowing people inside one at a time to maintain social distancing.

It was among several measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Workers require voters to wear masks, and they provide pens during the check-in process.

Plexiglass also keeps voters apart from workers. And tables set up to mark ballots are distanced, with spaces marked out to separate people.

READ MORE: Judge Temporarily Halts Effect Of Indiana Ballot Deadline Ruling

Early voting will continue through October ahead of election day on Nov. 3.

Monroe County residents can vote at Election Central at 401 W 7th Street, St. 100 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6-9, Oct. 12-16, Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30.

On Oct. 24 and 31, they can vote from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Nov. 2, the day before the election, early voting is from 8 a.m. to noon.

 

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