Voting States

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, shown here at a National Association of Secretaries of State conference, on Friday said 559,749 absentee by-mail ballots were requested across the state and 530,854 voters had voted at an early voting location.

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 1 million Indiana voters requested early ballots this fall amid worries about the coronavirus, a record number but still lower than officials initially projected.

The Indiana secretary of state's office, which oversees state election policy, said 559,749 absentee by-mail ballots were requested across the state as of Friday, and 530,854 voters have voted at an early voting location. Thursday was the deadline for requesting a ballot.

Casey Smith is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

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