Mail-in ballots begin arriving at Vigo County courthouse

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — With election day right around the corner, mail-in ballots are starting to arrive at the Vigo County courthouse.

According to County Clerk Brad Newman, around 7,100 ballots have already been received, and he is expecting a couple thousand more by Tuesday.

Newman noted if mail-in ballots are not received by noon on election day, the vote will not be counted.

“They don’t have to mail them,” Newman said. “They can bring them and we’ll accept them in the absentee office if they don’t think the mail will get them here by Tuesday.”

Early voting is also well underway in the county, with nearly 2,000 votes already cast, according to Newman.

“I never got around to applying in time for the (mail-in ballot) application, so I had to come in now to do my civic duty,” said resident Jerome Case who voted Friday.

Newman said he expects a large voter turnout Tuesday as well.

Once polls close, ballots will be counted. If 75 percent of ballots are not counted by 10:30 p.m. on election night, Newman said staff will recess until 8 a.m. the following morning.

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