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Early Voters Encounter Long Lines

(La Porte County, IN) - The lines have been long for early voting at the polls in La Porte and Michigan City.  There was an up to 90 minute wait Tuesday at the La Porte County Complex when the early voting polls there first opened.  The wait there was about 20 minutes at 10 a.m. today but, one hour later, the line had nearly doubled in size.


Several early voters we spoke to said they voted early not so much out of fear of contracting COVID-19 at the polls during Election Day on November 3.  It was to avoid lines they expect to be longer on Election Day and they were going to be out of town on Election Day.


Similar lines were reported in Michigan City where early voting at the polls is available at the County Government complex on West 8th Street.


Poll worker Debra Birkholz advised people wanting to avoid long lines to wait to vote early since early voting at both locations is open until 12 p.m. the day before the election.

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