SOUTH BEND — Hundreds in St. Joseph County took advantage of the first Saturday of early voting. Around 250 hit the polls at the County City Building in South Bend and the Mishawaka Services Building, according to poll officials.
"It's my civic duty and I make sure I get it done and not have the last day something come up," Jack Weidler, South Bend, said as he cast his ballot early.
Early voting started on October 4th. Since then, the two county polling stations have been running Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Saturday the 23rd was the first Saturday the polls were open. The two ran from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
"It's been busy, it's been steady we just had one spurt today, where we had a group of about 40," Val Sobecki, County City Building Absentee Supervisor said.
Since early voting began, Sobecki says around 7,000 people have cast their votes early in St. Joseph County.