Record-breaking numbers of voters show up each day of Early Voting so far
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2020) – It might be considered normal to see long lines at the polls on the first day of Early Voting—which was Monday, October 19, this time. But for those lines to reappear day after day is remarkable. Already in the first five days of Early Voting at the Lansing Public Library, voter totals have surpassed the numbers who came out during the full 15 days of Early Voting at the Lansing Public Library in March 2020. The daily totals so far are:
These five-day counts total 2,390. The number of voters during the 15 days of March 2020 Early Voting was 2,251.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said election official Linda Powell, who has served at the Lansing Public Library for several years. The constant flow of voters has kept the team busy for long days, and their experience makes them efficient, even in the face of the necessary COVID accommodations.
The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.
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