FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Local Elections Officials are doing everything they can to ensure the safety of voters as early voting for the Indiana Primary Election begins May 26.
“Everyone's a little bit cautious but they also know we have plenty of protection that is built-in,” said Beth Dlug, Allen County Director of Elections.
Limited in-person early voting begins tomorrow at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W Jefferson, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802, at the following dates and times:
- Monday, May 26th through Friday, May 29th – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Saturday, May 30th – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Monday, June 1st – 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
“We have marked on the floor where the voters should stand,” Dlug said. “The voters will be asked to put on a large glove which will be used to use the voting equipment.”
There will be 20 booths for voters to cast their early ballot and just as many staff members to ensure the safety of voters.
Dlug says each staff member will be equipped with gloves, a mask, and a plexiglass barrier to separate themselves from voters.
“We are glad we are going to be able to offer in-person voting and we just ask everybody to be patient with us,” Dlug said. “It's certainly not what we started off with when we first started thinking about voting in January, but we are doing everything we can to make it safe for our workers and our voters.”
Dlug says the Allen County Elections Board will use best practices taken from the early voting period to ensure the safest possible voting process when regular in-person voting will start June 2.