Vanderburgh County Clerk Carla Hayden announced on Wednesday that the Old National Events Plaza located at 715 Locust St. in Evansville, Indiana, will be used for in-person absentee, or more commonly referred to as "early voting," starting on Oct. 6.
Indiana law requires in-person absentee voting to be in one location of the clerk's office as designated by the clerk for the 28-day period prior to election day. Hayden says for the purposes of in-person absentee voting in the clerk's office, the event plaza will serve as the designated location.
Hayden also said the Election Office in the Civic Center is usually used for the in-person absentee voting period, but using the location during the COVID-19 pandemic "was not feasible," so the Old National Events Plaza was chosen as an alternate site.
Voters will enter through the Aiken Theatre entrance of the Old National Events Plaza. Personnel, signage, and queuing measure will be in place to ensure that voters are directed to the right location.
Starting Oct. 6, voting at the Old National Events Plaza will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Voting will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 31.
Voting at the location will end at noon on Monday, Nov. 2.
Voters are asked to bring a photo ID with them when voting in-person.
In-person voting at the library locations will begin on Oct. 19 and continue through Oct. 30.