FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Now that the deadline to request an absentee ballot has passed, election officials don't expect the lines to disappear anytime soon.
"We're going to reach over 21,000 people today that have voted early in the last few weeks so that is obviously a record here for early voting," Allen County Director of Elections Beth Dlug said.
Pat Evans couldn't bring her husband, but made sure his vote was counted bringing in his absentee ballot in time.
"I brought in the request last week and they mailed it to me. I got it Monday so I'm bringing it back now," Evans said.
With the mailed ballots sent out and returned Dlug said 47,000 people have cast ballots already.
Starting October 26, there will be multiple places you can go to.
Dlug said that's when the satellite voting locations will open up.
"That's five places to vote from 8am to 8pm for Indiana Wesleyan University, Solomon Farm Park, the Rousseau Centre and the Public Safety building," she explained.
The locations are alternatives to the Coliseum location for early voting.
You can go to any of the locations assigned to your precinct.
You’ll still have the option of going to the Coliseum.