Zionsville Times Sentinel

May 29, 2013

Proposed vote center locations announced

By Rod Rose
For the Times Sentinel

Lebanon — Boone County voters would go to only eight different locations in the 2014 elections if a vote center plan is adopted by the Boone County Election Board.

Seven of the locations would be used for early voting, now scheduled for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the two Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays prior to the May and November elections, Clerk Penny Bogan said. Those sites would be at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon; Boone County Senior Services Inc., Lebanon; the Zionsville Town Hall and Zionsville Presbyterian Church; Traders Point Christian Church, Whitestown; the Thorntown Public Library; and the Christian Church in Advance.

An eighth site, at the Christian Church in Elizaville, would be added on election days.

“It’s satellite voting, the same as we have done in Zionsville and Thorntown,” Bogan said. “I think this is something that will get people out voting.”

Early voting has become increasingly popular since it was first offered here. In the 2012 presidential election, 30 percent of voters used one of the several methods of casting their ballot before the general election, she said.

Many voters will still want to cast ballots on Election Day, Bogan said. Absentee voting by mail will remain another option.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.