Indiana poised for early voting record in Tuesday’s election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana election officials say the state is poised to set a new early voting record.

The Secretary of State’s office says county clerks had received nearly 638,000 absentee ballots cast in person and through other methods as of Thursday for next Tuesday’s election.

Indiana Election Division co-director Angie Nussmeyer says that at the current early voting pace she has “no doubt” Indiana will set a new state record by Monday’s early voting deadline.

Indiana’s record for early voting was set in the 2008 general election, when voters cast 662,443 absentee ballots.

Election officials in Indianapolis and suburban Hamilton County says their Tuesday election totals might not be available until sometime Wednesday because of the large number of absentee ballots that must be counted.