Bartholomew County voters have hit a new record for absentee and early voting. County Clerk Jay Phelps says that they passed 10,000 ballots cast so far in this election as of yesterday afternoon.
Phelps posted on Facebook that in 2008, the total absentee and early vote was 6,333, and in 2012, there were 6,413 absentee voters.
Phelps also says that NASCAR champion Tony Stewart voted at MainSource Bank on the west side of town yesterday. Stewart said he was voting early because he is on his way to Texas Motor Speedway today.
Early voting continues today and tomorrow from 11 to 7 at Donner Center, MainSource Bank on Jonathan Moore Pike, and Flintwood Wesleyan Church and from 8 to 5 at the county courthouse. All those locations will be open 8 to 3 on Saturday.
The last day for early voting is 8 to noon on Monday at the county courthouse.