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Elkhart voters hear more about "vote center" concept


Elkhart voters heard more about a vote center plan that would change where they cast their ballot.

It was the second of 5 public meetings on the vote center concept.

County officials say it would be more convenient for voters who could cast their vote at any location convenient for them - instead of having to cast it in their precinct.

It would reduce the number of poll workers needed and save money.

Wendy Hudson, clerk of the Elkhart County Circuit Court says, "Vote centers will allow for up to the minute tracking of wait times at locations. It allows a voter to go anywhere that's convenient for them, but once they've cast their ballot any other center in the county is aware if that voter would show up to try to vote, they've already voted."

Hudson says they also set up 10 centers near trolley routes to make it as easy as possible.

They chose ADA accessible locations and buildings that the voters would be familiar with.

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