Indiana election officials are concerned some voters might end up at the wrong polling place on Election Day, after lawmakers approved redistricting the state.
The lines are re-drawn every decade, according to Connie Lawson, (R) Secretary of State, and she is expecting to hear about some lost voters.
In Marion County, redistricting affects one in three voters. The Clerk’s office sent out yellow post card reminders to voters with their new polling place days before Election Day.
A change some election officials would like to see in the future is expanding Indiana’s voting hours.
Currently, Hoosiers can vote from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m., but their neighbors in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois can vote till 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., or even 8 p.m.
"I think in the day and age we do live in now, it's very difficult for parents to get their kids off to school, get to work, pick'em up, and make it to their polling location until Election Day,” said Angie Nussmeyer, Marion County Clerk's office spokeswoman. "I do think that that's why we have seen such a rise in popularity for early voting,"
Statewide, about 10 percent of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters have already voted. Some counties are even beating that average. Johnson County is at about 20 percent.
Lawson believes this year’s turnout can come close to, or even beat the turnout in 2008.
"I think we can get to 62 percent. It's certainly looking like it,” said Lawson. “Some counties having a little bit less turnout. Some counties having a lot more turnout."
With all those people, officials know something is bound to go wrong, but they promise voters will be taken care of.
Voters who cannot find their name at any polling place may fill out a provisional ballot. After the election, the county election board will decide if that vote counts.
"If worse comes to worst, when you get to the polls, your name's not on the polling list, the poll workers will do the very best that they can to accommodate the voter."
Polls are open in Indiana from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Tuesday.