Board prepares as Election Day approaches

Early voting hours available

By Sam Wildow -

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Board of Elections met in regular session Tuesday evening, touching on last-minute details and early voting before the Nov. 7 election.

The board allocated the use of 375 TSX touchscreen voting machines for the election.

“We, by law, have to approve these twice,” Deputy Director Luke Scott said. “The number of machines will stay the same.”

Director Bev Kendall noted that the machines had already undergone logic and accuracy testing.

Absentee and early voting is also currently ongoing. Board member Rob Long asked if there had been any issues, to which Kendall and Scott indicated there had not.

There were 1,429 absentee ballots requested by mail, and 105 absentee ballots picked up in the office. Out of the 73,041 registered voters in Miami County, approximately 538 of them had voted early at the board’s office by Tuesday evening.

Early voting hours for the Nov. 7 election are as follows:

• Today through Friday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 5, 1-5 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 7 — voting will take place at polling locations from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call the board’s office at (937) 440-3900.

Early voting hours available

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow or (937) 451-3336