If early voting is any indication, interest in this year’s primary election isn’t very great.
The Allen County Election Board announced 308 people have voted early at its office and 1,338 absentee ballots have been submitted as of April 20. By this time in 2008, the last presidential primary, there were 669 early voters and 2,410 mailed absentee ballots.
Of course four years ago Fort Wayne was in the middle of a heated Democratic primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. No such drama exists for either party’s presidential pick this year.
Chances to vote early still exist, including the next two Saturdays. People can vote in the election board office, 1 W. Superior St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through May 4. On Saturday and May 5, people can vote in the office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early voting is also available May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon.