Early voting begins now

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You can cast your ballot even though the general election is still a month away. That's because early voting begins today in Marion County at the City-County Building, in Clerk Beth White's offices.

If you want to vote, you will need your ID or driver's license. Just come in the Delaware Street entrance to the CCB.

Early voting takes place from now until October 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 20 and 21, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from October 22 to November 4. 

The last day to vote early is November 5 from 8 a.m. until noon.

If you're still not registered, Tuesday (October 9) is your last day to take care of that.  

Despite several key races, including Richard Lugar's Senate seat, there doesn't appear to be the interest we saw here four years ago during the last presidential race.

Indiana was a key state then, so the campaigns were working overtime to get people registered to vote. 

Although she hit the streets of the Bloomington campus, one campaign worker tells us getting even young people signed up has been an uphill battle.

"It's a little harder in terms of convincing people it's that important," said Jane Pareau. "I sometimes tell them people are fighting and dying all over the world for that privilege. It will take you five minutes to do it here."

If you want to vote at your convenience, you can cast an early ballot with no reason necessary. But remember, you will need some form of identification. 

If you want to register to vote in the November election, time is running out, You have until tomorrow only, and because it's Columbus Day, your options are limited. You can register online. You'll need a state ID or driver's license.

You can also download a registration form and mail it.

The clerk's office says they're not seeing the early interest that they did four years ago during the last presidential election.