For some voters, campaign already is over as they line up at the courthouse to cast their ballots early


Head start: Hancock County Clerk Marcia Moore processes some of the more than 2,000 early ballots that have been filed. The pace of early voting is ahead of 2008. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

No October surprises: Anthony Enoch of McCordsville answers a last-minute question about his ballot. Enoch said he's heard enough from the candidates to make an educated choice.(Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


The final event in the Daily Reporter/Hancock County Public Library debate series will be at 6 p.m. Monday. The debate will feature the candidates for Hancock County Council: Republicans Debbie Bledsoe, Kent Fisk and Marc Huber and Democrat Earl Smith. The debate will be at the library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. All of the debates can be viewed at www.greenfield

GREENFIELD — And they thought the 2008 presidential election was busy.

The Hancock County Courthouse is gaining more early voters every day, and poll workers are hustling. With the courthouse open special hours today and next Saturday, election administrators are bracing for even larger crowds.

As of about 1 p.m. Friday, 2,519 of Hancock County’s 50,000 registered voters had cast an early ballot at the courthouse. That’s up from 1,897 ballots at the same time four years ago.

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