FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Early voting in person and through the use of absentee mail-in ballots is happening in greater numbers this year -- driven by high levels of engagement and concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In Indiana, those who are taking advantage of those voting processes can confirm that their votes have indeed been counted.
The State's online voter portal allows individuals to log in -- by entering their name, date of birth and county of residence -- and check the status of their ballot.
ABC21 put the system to the test.
After filing an in-person early ballot at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Monday, a member of the ABC21 news team logged into the system -- 24 hours later -- for an update.
The "IndianaVoters.gov" website shows the ballot (marked as "absentee-in person") was received on Oct. 12, 2020, and approved.
If there is a problem or concern, voters can access a phone number for their county elections office by clicking on the "Contact Information" bar in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
Election boards may reissue a ballot and address concerns that are reported prior to election day.
The Voter Portal page also includes the application required for a mail-in ballot and information on polling places and hours, as well as the candidates and issues that will appear on each person's ballot.