Though unable to confirm a percentage of voter turnout at this point, officials with the Daviess County Clerk’s Office said numbers will be higher than anticipated.
According to Chief Deputy Richard House, ballots are “running tight,” but only because poll workers are not pushing voters to use the electronic voting machines.
“I’m trying to prevent that,” he said.
House said eSlate voting machines have been used since 2006 and one is available at every precinct, but most voters are using paper.
“We are able to produce ballots, but it is slow process,” he said. “Voters can still vote using the eSlate machine to vote.”
Polling locations are open across Daviess County until 6 p.m.