Allen County Election Officials “Cautiously Optimistic” Voter Turnout Will Be Up


ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Officials with the Allen County Election Board tell WOWO news that is looks like voter turnout in Allen County, could be up this year. Officials say they can see poll numbers between 40-45 percent in many places around Allen County.

At most voting precincts, volunteers have seen about 25 people at a time waiting in line to vote. Even at one location, they say between 9:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, 100 people had voted in that hour. That's something officials say, they rarely see.

We're also hearing reports of extra voting machines having to be delivered to certain polling locations. Subsequently, Tom Hardin, Chairman of the Allen County Election Board says the are “cautiously optimistic” that voter turnout could be up.