TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Early voting satellite locations opened Tuesday across Lafayette and West Lafayette.
The locations include the Northend Community Center, Eastside Assembly of God and River City Community Center in Lafayette, as well as Northview Church in West Lafayette.
The sites are open almost every weekday until Election Day, as opposed to the previous early voting locations such as Mackey Arena, which were only open for one day.
The satellite locations are open from noon to 7 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday until Oct. 30, as well as 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31.
The line on Tuesday at the Northend Community Center stretched down the hall and around the gymnasium. Voters there waited up to an hour-and-a-half to cast their ballots.
Alexander Christodoulou, of Lafayette, says he's encouraged by the turnout so far.
"I think voting, honestly, for me, is one of the top American rights and I think everybody should use that, should vote, because again, there's many places in the world that you don't have a voice," he says. "This is your voice."
John Howieson, of Lafayette, says politics are in the spotlight more than ever before, and he believes that's bringing more people out to the polls.
"It's been an interesting campaign, I think, and I think people have gotten more involved this year than they have in the past," he says.
More than one thousand people voted on Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas and Faith West Community Center, which opened their doors for one day to early voters.
That brings the early voting total to nearly 10,000 as of Monday.
A full list of early voting locations and times is available on the Tippecanoe County Election Board website.