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Residents Line Up to Vote Early in Downtown Evansville

John Gibson

People formed a long line outside the Old National Events Plaza in Downtown Evansville for the first day of early voting. 


The line was made longer by social distancing but it was still an impressive turnout.

WNIN’s John Gibson spoke with Joleen Godfread, who was near the end of the line – about a block from the door.

Godfread said she wanted to vote early because the 2020 election is a big one…

"It'll decide possibly a Supreme Court justice and, you know, the keeping or overturning of Roe Vs. Wade and several other major issues. So, I think it's very important this election especially to get out and have your voice be heard."

Gibson also spoke to Jamie Kolcheck as she was nearing the front of the line.

He asked how long she had been waiting…

Kolcheck: "About an hour." Gibson: "About an hour? So, it looks like you're almost to the door now. Kolcheck: "Almost, getting close." Gibson: "So, do you feel it's worth the wait? Kolcheck: "Definitely."

The in-person voting is offered at Old National Events Plaza from 8:a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Voting will also be available at the facility on Saturday, Oct. 24 and again on Saturday, Oct. 31.

More: In-person early voting at public libraries begins on Oct. 19 and will continue through Oct. 30.

Library voting will be offered Monday through Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. and Fridays from noon until 5 p.m.

Voting is NOT happening at the Election Office in the Civic Center this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Credit John Gibson
This sign led a long line of early voters into the Old National Events Plaza.