Marion County mailed absentee primary election ballot applications to more registered voters this year.
Indianapolis voters are taking advantage of mail in voting in record numbers. The Marion County Election Board reports, as of Tuesday, more than 71,000 absentee ballots had been mailed to voters, compared to 3,000 in 2018.
Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge says the office is busy processing applications.
"The volume that we have received for this primary election is definitely higher than in the past," says Eldridge.
All Indiana voters may vote by mail this primary because of the coronavirus crisis. Eldridge says the county tried to make it as easy as possible by sending the applications.
"We don’t want to add to the crisis and we want to make sure everyone is safe," says Eldridge.
If residents did not receive an application for an absentee ballot they can download one online.
Applications must be received at the Election Board Service Center on Sherman Drive by Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. Election day is June 2.