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Bartholomew Co. eyes vote centers after delays

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TAYLORSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana county is looking at changing its voting system after experiencing long lines form on Election Day.

Some voters at Bartholomew County polling places waited more than two hours to cast ballots Tuesday, and county officials tell The Republic they are now looking into establishing vote centers.

Seven Indiana counties used vote centers during the general election. The centers let voters cast ballots at the location of their choice, regardless of where they live. They also serve as satellite locations for absentee voting.

Supporters say the all-in-one system provides more flexibility for voters.

Bartholomew County Board of Commissioners President Larry Kleinhenz says he hopes to have vote centers in place by the 2014 midterm elections.

He says he thinks the county would need five to seven centers.

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