INDIANAPOLIS (October 27, 2015) - This year’s municipal election is less than a week away - but will voters show up at the polls?
Many are expecting turnout to be low, with early voting numbers down drastically compared to early voting numbers four years ago.
Still, there's a lot on the line, with Indianapolis and several other local cities electing a new mayor, and control of the City-County Council also at stake.
But here in Marion County, early voting numbers are down compared to 2011, by some 47 percent in the first three weeks of early voting.
“I don’t know why we don’t find local elections as important as federal elections,” said Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge. “Local elections are very important because we`ll be voting for the mayor of our great city… the mayor is responsible for appointing the public safety director and chief of police and our City-County Council are just as important because they are the people that draft policy that shapes how our city is going to look in the future, so local elections are just as important as federal elections if not more important.”
Early voting continues thru this weekend.
Polls are open next Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.