With more and more voters casting early ballots, "Election Day" and "polling place" are being redefined.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 1,680 early voting ballots had been returned to the Adams County Election Commissioner's office.
"We're going to hit 2,000, I think, before the end of this week," said Adams County Clerk Chris Lewis, who also is the county's election commissioner.
With 19 days until the election, the number of early ballots should easily top 2008's figure, which amounted to a little more than 2,000.
No reason is needed to cast an early ballot. Before 1999, voters had to give their county clerk or election commissioner a valid reason for needing an absentee ballot, as they were called then.
Those eligible to cast an absentee ballot were voters who were going to be out of the county on Election Day, as well as EMTs, firefighters and police officers, or those who didn't believe in going to a polling place, Lewis said.