Allen County Election Board news release:
Election Board prepares for 2020 Presidential Election
(August 3, 2020) – The Allen County Election Board is temporarily moving their offices and operations to the Memorial Coliseum to better serve voters during the 2020 Presidential election. According to Beth Dlug, director of elections, the move is necessary to provide safe and effective voting opportunities for Allen County voters during the pandemic.
“We realized during the primary election that we would not have the space to provide proper social distancing protocols for our workers and voters in the general election if we stayed in our current location,” said Dlug. “We are extremely fortunate to have a great partner in the Coliseum to provide us with the space we need to conduct all of our operations, including early voting, pollworker training and election results tabulation.”
The current Election Board office at 1 East Main, Suite 172 will be closed on Monday, August 17 for the move. The Election Board will post instructions on its website on how to do business with the office on that day. Instructions will also be posted at the Rousseau Centre. The office will reopen on Tuesday, August 18, at its new location at the Coliseum. School Board candidates are encouraged to call the Election Board office for specific filing instructions after August 14. The staff will move back to their space in the Rousseau Centre on November 16.
The Election Board will be located in Expo IV in the Coliseum, which is located at 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne. All people doing business with the Election Board should enter the Coliseum parking lot at entrance 1 (Coliseum Blvd.) or entrance 2 (Parnell Avenue), park in the main lot and enter the building at the Arena & Expo Center entrance. Free parking will be available for people who have business with the Election Board.