Early voting for city council races started today, a rainy day and a Monday

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The banner at Voting Central, at 7th and Madison streets in downtown Bloomington got changed this morning (Oct. 21) from “Early Voting Starts Soon” to “Vote Here Today.” (Dave Askins/Beacon)

Around midmorning today, The Beacon dropped by Monroe County’s Voting Central, at 7th and Madison streets in downtown Bloomington. It’s the site of early voting in Bloomington’s municipal elections, which started today.

By then, nearly half a dozen Bloomington residents had flouted conventional wisdom from The Carpenters about rainy days and Mondays—”nuthin’ to do but frown”—and found something else to do: vote.

About two and a half hours after the 8 a.m. start, Monroe County’s election supervisor Karen Wheeler told The Beacon that five people had voted early so far. She did not have a breakdown between District 2 and District 3, the only two of Bloomington’s four districts where elections are being held this year.

Early voting hours on weekdays are 8 a.m to 6 p.m. The complete schedule is posted on the county election board’s website.

Election Day is Nov. 5.