(La Porte County, IN) - The deadline has passed to vote early for Tuesday’s primary elections in Indiana. The deadline was noon.
La Porte County Clerk Heather Stevens said voters cast more than 1,800 early votes countywide. There are more than 70,000 registered voters in La Porte County. In addition, 86 percent of the already cast votes were from people who physically went to an early voting polling site.
Stevens said early voting this year was considerably lower than the primary in 2020, when many people voted early to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19 at the polls. 2020 was also a presidential election year when voter turnout, historically, is much greater.