VIGO Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As of Saturday evening, nearly 12,000 Vigo County residents have made their way to the polls in the 2019 municipal election.
“Avoiding the crowds, avoiding the lines. It’s much more convenient. And you can choose your time much more easily if you vote early,” said Vigo County resident, Ron Taylor.
The early voting turnout in Vigo County and Terre Haute has reached 11,948 voters, which is nearly as high as the overall voter turnout in 2007 of 12,063 voters.
One motivator driving voters to the polls is the vote on a possible casino in Terre Haute and a property tax increase in Vigo County.
“They will impact certainly two aspects of our life in the county and the life of children. I think that it behooves everyone to come and vote on these issues,” Taylor said.
Another portion of the election cycle is the vote for mayor and other city officers in the City of Terre Haute.
“People take what our opinions are to make their decisions and it affects us and our regular daily lives,” said Terre Haute resident, Clyde Dean.
Overall, voters say they’re making their voices heard in hopes of seeing a better community.
Polls will be continue to be open for early voting Monday at the Vigo County Annex from 8 a.m. until noon and Honey Creek Mall from 10 a.m. until noon.