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Early voting numbers suggest higher than average primary turnout

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Early voting for this year’s primary election has concluded. Early voting numbers give an indication of how turnout will be when the polls open Tuesday.

A few voters cast in their early ballots Monday morning at the Rousseau Centre.

When voting opens up Tuesday in Allen County, voters in Fort Wayne, Grabill, New Haven, And Leo-Cedarville will be able to vote.

It’s important to know there is no primary election this year for voters who are not within the city limits of any of those towns. Director of Elections for Allen County, Beth Dlug says that early voting numbers indicate a stronger than average turnout to be expected Tuesday.

Director of Elections, Beth Dlug says, “A really good turnout for a municipal primary election is somewhere around 20%. So we’ve already done about 2% with early voting, and that has really increased a lot since the last primary municipal election in 2015.”

Dlug says a 12-15% turnout is expected, and they have enough machines and workers to handle more than double that in case many more turnout than expected.

There are 91 different polling locations around the county. You can find the locations here.

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson is the Weekend Meteorologist at Fort Wayne’s NBC. You can catch Jon’s weekend forecasts on Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11 p.m.

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