Satellite early voting blocked in Marion County, IN

The Marion County, IN clerk reports that 65% of all early voters choose to cast ballots at satellite centers, rather than “fight traffic downtown, find a place to park, figure out how to get into a building. They wanted a flexible option.”

There will be no satellite early voting this year in Marion County, however.

Republican Patrick Dietrick blocked the sites for this election, saying he questions the security, oversight and organizational process.

“To satisfy me, we need to sit down and ask what happens once those votes are brought from the satellites to downtown to CCB and sent back to polling places to be counted. We need to get together and talk about it,” said Patrick Dietrick, election board.