New bill may allow Hoosier polling locations to stay open longer

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The House Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill on Thursday that would keep polling locations open until 8 p.m. (Photo courtesy MGN Online/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) — Hoosiers may get a little more time to vote if a bill in the General Assembly becomes law.

The House Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill on Thursday that would keep polling locations open until 8 p.m.

Currently, polls close in Indiana at 6 p.m.

The bill would also allow vote centers to stay open later by majority vote of the County Election Board. 

Current law requires a unanimous vote from the board to keep polling places open late.

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(This story was originally published on January 9, 2020)

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