More than 1,100 votes cast through initial dozen days of early voting

Over the first 12 days of early voting, four percent of Huntington County’s registered voters cast ballots in the municipal election.

Four percent translates to 1,125 voters, notes Yvette Runkle, the county’s voter registration and election deputy.

Early voting commenced on Oct. 8. The aforementioned totals reflect ballots cast through Oct. 23.

Out of 42 precincts in the county, the ballots in 22 of them featured only the two referendum questions posed by the Huntington County Community School Corporation. In those 22 precincts, a total of 471 voters cast ballots.

The questions appear on every ballot in the county. Ballots in some precincts also feature municipal candidates.

The questions pertain to proposed tax increases to fund new construction for Huntington North High School and operating funds that include raises in teacher salaries.

From Oct. 8 to 23, early voting was offered Monday through Friday in the Huntington County Courthouse. Absentee voting by mail was also available. Absentee voting by traveling board was available starting Oct. 17.

Early voting will continue to be offered in the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday through Nov. 1. Voters may also cast ballots at the courthouse on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Early voting will also be offered at the following locations:

– American Legion Post 85, 1410 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, on Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

– Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 1160W-500N, Huntington, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

– The Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S.-24N, Roanoke, on Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.