Early voting is set to draw to a close

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Voters can still cast a ballot at early-voting locations this weekend and until noon on Monday at the Hancock County Annex. (Tom Russo | Daily Reporter) Tom Russo | Daily Reporter

HANCOCK COUNTY — Voters still have time to vote early, but the polls will close on Monday, Nov. 2, until Election Day.

Today (Oct. 31), voting hours will be available at the Hancock County Annex, the Hancock County Public Library’s locations in Greenfield and New Palestine, Fortville Community Center, and the Buck Creek Township Fire Department. Those vote centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, votes can be cast at the Hancock County Public Library locations, Fortville Community Center and the Buck Creek Township Fire Department from 1-4 p.m.

Limited hours are available for voting on Monday, Nov. 2: The county annex will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

Anyone voting in person should bring photo identification.

In-person voting will be available at 10 locations around the county on Election Day. Any Hancock County registered voter may vote at any of the county’s vote centers.

If you have requested a mail-in ballot, you should return it in person rather than using the postal service to ensure it arrives by the deadline of noon on Election Day. Ballots can be returned at the Hancock County Election Office, located on the second floor of the Hancock County Courthouse. The election office will be open Monday and Tuesday. Ballots returned — in person or through mail — after noon on Election Day will not be accepted.

If you received a mail-in ballot but would prefer to vote in person, you must bring your uncompleted ballot to a polling place and fill out a form to void it before casting a new ballot.

To make sure your ballot has been received, you can check its status online at indianavoters.com. If you have questions, call the election office at 317-477-1109.

If you encounter a problem while voting and feel your rights have been violated, have a complaint about the accessibility of a polling place, or need to report suspected voter fraud, call the Indiana secretary of state and Indiana Election Division at 866-461-8683.

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Here is where you can vote before Election Day:

Hancock County Annex — 111 American Legion Place, Greenfield

Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to noon

Hancock County Public Library — 900 W. McKenzie Rd., Greenfield; and 5731 U.S. 52, New Palestine

Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1, 1-4 p.m.

Fortville Community Center, 400 W. Church St., Fortville; and Buck Creek Township Fire Department 5809 W. Airport Blvd., Greenfield

Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1, 1-4 p.m.

All of the above locations will be open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. These vote centers also will be open on Election Day:

-NineStar Connect North, 2331 E. County Road 600N, Greenfield

-Nameless Creek Camp and Event Center, 2675 S. County Road 600E, Greenfield

-Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 State Road 109, Wilkinson

-McCordsville Town Hall, 6280 W. County Road 800N, McCordsville

-Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, 3519 S. County 600W, New Palestine

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Are you voting in person on Election Day? You can help fellow voters by scouting wait times at the polls so everyone has the information they need to make their vote count. All you have to do is post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #hancockINvotes, and tell us which vote center you visited and how long you waited in line. If you see long lines at the polls, tag us with a quick cellphone photo as well (@GreenfieldDR).

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