Early voting deadline coming up

Early voting will end in Huntington County on Monday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Huntington residents have until then to come to the Huntington County Courthouse to cast their early ballot.
Early voting will end in Huntington County on Monday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Huntington residents have until then to come to the Huntington County Courthouse to cast their early ballot. Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Just a few more days stand between Huntington residents and the Tuesday, Nov. 3 Election Day.

As with all things in 2020, the election has looked a little bit different this year. Huntington has seen the number of mail-in ballots and early voters skyrocket in comparison to the 2016 presidential election.

At the 10-day Early Voting mark, Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer shared that 2020 was slated to be a record year, with the number of early walk-in votes at that point being 2,580. This is in comparison to 1,818 early votes at the 10-day Early Voting mark in 2016.

Mail-in ballots match this trend in comparison to the 2016 election. As of Friday, Oct. 16, the current mail-in ballot count was 2,152. At that time during the 2016 election, the mail-in ballot count was 596.

Huntington residents looking to vote early still have until noon on Monday, Nov. 2, to cast their early vote at the Huntington County Courthouse.

Voting areas for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, include the following:
• Huntington County Courthouse Rotunda.
• Heritage Hall - 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.
• YMCA - 1160W-500N, Huntington.
• Nazarene Church - 1555 Flaxmill Road, Huntington.
• Cottage Event Center - 9524 U.S.-24 N., Roanoke.
• Warren Church of Christ - 302 N. Wayne St., Warren.

All voting areas will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.