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The latest local and national updates for Election Day. INDIANAPOLIS — The latest local and national updates for Election Day. Click here to view all of the election results. 9:35 p.m. – Republican Victoria Spartz released the following statement after winning the race for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District:  “I am […]

The latest local and national updates for Election Day.

INDIANAPOLIS — The latest local and national updates for Election Day. Click here to view all of the election results.

9:35 p.m. – Republican Victoria Spartz released the following statement after winning the race for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District: 

“I am so honored and humbled by the trust the people of Indiana’s 5th District have placed in me. This has been a long, tough campaign and I look forward uniting Hoosiers around real solutions and serving every resident of Indiana’s 5th District by ensuring we have the right policies for a strong economy, good schools, affordable healthcare and a great quality of life.”

Democrat Christina Hale conceded the election Wednesday night, releasing a statement of her own: 

“Congratulations to Victoria Spartz, our next Congresswoman from Indiana. 

Today, I would like to acknowledge the effort of everyone who supported our campaign. From our talented and hardworking staff to the hundreds of volunteers who spent hours phone-banking on our behalf, to the thousands who put up a yard sign, and everyone who contributed. I am in awe of the depth of support from my husband Chris and all of my dearest friends and family. We would not have gotten this far without you and I’ll always be thankful for your help.

For more than a year, we spoke about protecting and expanding every Hoosiers’ right to affordable health care and promoting bipartisanship and civility in our politics. This was a historically close race, and our message clearly resonated with voters. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to talk about the issues that matter most to our community and lift up the voices of so many people in our district. 

Lastly, I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates across the country who ran tonight – both those who won their races and those who came up short. Now is the time for all of us to come together and to do the hard work of defeating this pandemic and building a brighter future for all Americans.”

8:33 p.m. – Republican Victoria Spartz has been declared the winner of Indiana’s 5th Congressional District race, AP reports.

Spartz topped Democratic candidate Christina Hale to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Rep. Susan Brooks, a Republican.

7:20 p.m. – The Trump campaign files lawsuit to pause vote count in Georgia, the third battleground state where the campaign has filed suit. 

NBC currently projects Joe Biden with a 253-214 lead and is declaring the Georgia race too close to call at this time.

7:06 p.m. – As of 6:30 p.m., the Marion County Election Board has counted 79,505 absentee ballots. A total of 193,829 absentee ballots have been counted and tabulated into the election results during Marion County’s central count of absentee ballots. 

4:53 p.m. – The Marion County Election Board counted 34,618 absentee ballots as of 3 p.m. A total of 148,942 absentee ballots have now been counted and counting will continue this evening.

4:27 p.m. – NBC News reports that Joe Biden is the projected winner in Michigan. 

4:08 p.m. – Joe Biden is expected to make a statement on the election from Delaware as results still hang in balance. 

3:39 p.m. – Trump camp says it’s suing to stop Pa. vote count over lack of ‘transparency,’ seeks to intervene in Supreme Court case. 

2:25 p.m. – NBC News reports Joe Biden is the apparent winner in the state of Wisconsin.

2:10 p.m. – The Trump campaign filed suit in Michigan to halt counting of ballots “until meaningful access has been granted.”  

12:00 p.m. – NBC News is projecting Joe Biden will win Maine and collect three more electoral votes. President Trump will earn the fourth electoral vote.

8:30 a.m. – Hamilton County is continuing to count absentee ballots for the second day. There are still 30,000 ballots to count. They could be a deciding factor in the close race between 5th Congressional District candidates Christina Hale and Victoria Spartz.

Election workers counted 15,000 absentee ballots Tuesday.

6:30 a.m. – Nevada will provide its next results update Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.

According to Nevada Elections, they have counted all in-person early votes, in-person Election Day votes and all mailed ballots through Nov. 2. 

Officials still have to count mailed ballots received on Election Day, mailed ballots that will be received over the next week and provisional ballots. 

6 a.m.NBC News has projected victories in 41 states and Washington, D.C., leaving nine states still too early to call: 

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

According to NBC News, Joe Biden leads with 224 electoral votes to President Donald Trump’s 213. There are still 101 remaining electoral votes between these nine states. 

2:20 a.m. – President Trump speaks from the White House

1:35 a.m. – NBC News is projecting Joe Biden will win Minnesota.

1:30 a.m. – Joe Biden will win one of the 5 electoral votes in Nebraska according to NBC News projections. President Trump will claim the other four.

1:16 a.m. –  With 84 percent of the votes being counted in the 5th District, Republican Victoria Spartz (51 percent) is leading Democrat Christina Hale (45 percent) by about 20,700 votes.

1:13 a.m. – Joe Biden takes Rhode Island according to NBC News projections.

1:09 a.m. – NBC News projects President Trump will win Texas and Montana.

1:03 a.m. – More than 1,000 people protesting President Donald Trump descended on Black Lives Matter Plaza, just a block from the White House, while hundreds more marched through parts of downtown Washington, at times blocking traffic and lighting off fireworks. Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but there were no signs of serious violence or widespread unrest in the hours immediately after the polls closed. The demonstrations in Washington were largely peaceful, with people chanting and unfurling anti-Trump banners. Hundreds of businesses in cities across the U.S. had boarded up their windows ahead of the election for fear of violence.

12:52 a.m. – NBC News projects Donald Trump will win Iowa.

12:50 a.m. – President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would be making a statement and announced a “big Win!” He also claimed without evidence that votes were being cast after the polls were closed.

12:41 a.m. – Joe Biden spoke to supporters from his campaign headquarters. He said he believed there was still a path to victory and to wait until every vote is counted.


12:39 a.m. – Donald Trump wins Florida, NBC News projects.  

12:11 a.m. – The Marion County Election Board has stopped counting votes for the night. Results were counted for 180 out of 187 vote center locations, in addition to 114,334 absentee ballots. Absentee ballot counting will continue Wednesday morning.

12:08 a.m. – With 80 percent of the votes being counted in the 5th District, Republican Victoria Spartz (52 percent) is leading Democrat Christina Hale (44 percent).

12:04 a.m. – NBC News projects Joe Biden has won Virginia.

12:01 a.m. – President Donald Trump wins Ohio and Idaho, according to NBC News projections.

11:55 p.m. – Voters in Mississippi have chosen a new state flag, replacing a 126-year-old banner that incorporated a version of the Confederate battle flag. 

11:31 p.m. – With about 78 percent of the votes being counted in the 5th District, right now Republican Victoria Spartz (51 percent) is leading Democrat Christina Hale (44 percent).

11:06 p.m. – Republican Trey Hollingsworth wins re-election to U.S. House in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. 

11:05 p.m. – Joe Biden is expected to win California, Oregon and Washington.

11:03 p.m. – NBC News projects President Trump has won Nebraska, Mississippi and Wyoming.

10:45 p.m. – Christina Hale’s campaign released the following statement on the election night results in Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District: 

“We’re very encouraged by the enthusiasm and turnout we’ve seen since voting started last month, and we remain confident about our path to victory,” said Joann Saridakis, Hoosiers for Hale campaign manager. “There are still tens of thousands of mail-in votes in the Fifth District that have not yet been counted, particularly in Marion and Hamilton Counties, where we have done a significant amount of voter outreach over these past few months. This race is not over and we will continue to monitor vote totals before making any formal announcements. The circumstances of this election are unprecedented with a record number of people voting early and by absentee ballot, and we want to make sure that all Hoosiers have their voices heard in this process.”

Hale’s Republican competitor Victoria Spartz gave her own statement to supporters.


10:42 p.m. – Joe Biden is expected to win Illinois according to NBC News.

10:31 p.m. – NBC News is projecting President Trump will win Utah and Missouri.

10:27 p.m. – With the votes will being counted in the 5th District, right now Republican Victoria Spartz (52 percent) is leading Democrat Christina Hale (44 percent).  

10:25 p.m. – Joe Biden wind New Hampshire, NBC News projects.

10:24 p.m. – NBC is projecting the Democrats will retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

10:22 p.m. – President Trump will win Louisiana and Kansas according to the NBC News projections.

10:13 p.m. – NBC News is projecting Joe Biden will win New Mexico.

10:06 p.m. – Republican Todd Rokita is the projected winner for attorney general. 

9:46 p.m. – Gov. Eric Holcomb is delivering his victory speech after winning re-election.

9:32 p.m. – NBC News projects President Trump will win South Carolina.

9:26 p.m. – Numbers are still coming in for big Indiana races. In the 5th District Republican Victoria Spartz (49 percent) has pulled ahead of Democrat Christina Hale (47 percent). Currently Republican Todd Rokita (62 percent) is leading Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel (38 percent) in the race for attorney general.  

9:25 p.m. – NBC News also projects President Trump will win Alabama.

9:20 p.m. – President Trump will win North Dakota according to NBC News projections.

9:18 p.m. – NBC is projecting Joe Biden will win Colorado.

9:15 p.m. – Democratic candidate for governor Dr. Woody Myers delivered his concession speech to supporters.

9:14 p.m. – Democrat Andre Carson wins re-election to U.S. House in Indiana’s 7th Congressional District. 

9:11 p.m. – Marion County election workers are still counting early ballots from the northern townships, which could be key to the 5th District race.

9:09 p.m. – President Trump will win South Dakota according to NBC News projections.

9:03 p.m. – Republican Greg Pence wins re-election to U.S. House in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.

9:02 p.m. – NBC is projecting that Joe Biden will win New York.

9:00 p.m. – Republican Jim Baird wins re-election to U.S. House in Indiana’s 4th Congressional District.

8:52 p.m. – Hamilton County reports it has counted 15,000 absentee votes has about 30,000 to go.

8:51 p.m. – NBC News project President Trump will win Arkansas.

8:44 p.m. – Republican Larry Bucshon wins re-election to U.S. House in Indiana’s 8th Congressional District.

8:37 p.m. – Numbers are still coming in for several big Indiana races. Currently Republican Todd Rokita (60 percent) is leading Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel (40 percent) in the race for attorney general. In the 5th District Democrat Christina Hale is leading (50 percent) over Republican Victoria Spartz (47 percent).

8:23 p.m. – NBC News projects Joe Biden will win Connecticut.

8:21 p.m. – President Trump is projected to win West Virginia.

8:19 p.m. – About 30 supporters are at the GOP Election Night headquarters.

8:13 p.m. – NBC News projects President Trump will win Tennessee.

8:04 p.m. – President Trump is projected to win Oklahoma and Kentucky.

8:02 p.m. – NBC News is projecting Joe Biden will win Delaware, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, New Jersey and Maryland.

7:57 p.m. – Latest numbers in Indiana’s 5th District has Democrat Christina Hale 

7:45 p.m. – Republican Jim Banks wins reelection to U.S. House in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District.

7:30 p.m. – In Indiana’s 5th District, early numbers have Democrat Christina Hale (52 percent) leading Republican Victoria Spartz (45 percent) and Libertarian Kenneth Tucker (3 percent).

7:21 p.m. – NBC News project Joe Biden will win Vermont.

7:07 p.m. – NBC News is projecting Gov. Eric Holcomb will win re-election.

7:03 p.m. – NBC News is projecting President Donald Trump will win Indiana and its 11 electoral votes.

6:44 p.m. – The Associated Press put together information on what drove voters’ decision on the ballot. You can also look at how people in Indiana responded.


6:27 p.m. – Polls closed at 6 p.m., but voters in line at the Summerlake Clubhouse in Madison County will have to wait hours more to vote.

Counting early and absentee votes

6:25 p.m. – Marion County poll workers tell 13News they’ve worked all day and counted about 51,000 of the more than 200,000 early and absentee votes.

They expect it to take days to finish.

6:24 p.m. – Thank you to all the poll workers who gave their time today.

6:15 p.m. – While some voters in Madison County could be waiting hours still to vote, a Johnson County vote center closed right on time with no one waiting in line.

Polls closing

6:00 p.m. – Polls are closing across Indiana, but voters who were already in line will get a chance to cast their ballot.

Total early voting numbers

5:33 p.m. – The Secretary of State’s office released total early and mail-in absentee voting numbers for Indiana and said more than 1.9 million Hoosiers took part.

Marion County not extending voting hours

5:23 p.m. – 13News VERIFY confirmed the Marion County Clerk’s Office will not extend voting hours at the 10 polling sites that opened late this morning. The decision was made because voters in Marion County can go to any of the 187 polling sites.

5:00 p.m. – One hour until polls close.

4:54 p.m. –  The Monroe County Clerk tells 13News that as of 4 p.m., Election Day in-person voting has exceeded Early/Absentee in-person voting.

Pendleton voting lines

4:32 p.m. – 13News crew in Pendleton says there are long lines. People waiting in line say they’ve been there for hours with some saying they’ve been in line five hours to cast a ballot. 

Johnson County voting

4:27 p.m. – 13News crews are reporting steady voting lines in Johnson County. There were lines this morning as people waited for the polls to open, but there’s only been a short wait the rest of the day.

The clerk told 13News a record number of people took part in early voting in Johnson County and they expect in-person, early and mail-In voting to top 70 percent.  

Blackford County voting

4:07 p.m. – The Blackford County Election Office is reporting that currently 4,500 voters have been checked in and have voted via machine. This represents 54 percent of Blackford County’s 8,328 registered voters.

Of the 681 voter requests for Absentee by Mail Ballots that Blackford County currently has, 644 ballots have been received by the election office. This represents 7.73 percent of Blackford County’s 8,328 registered voters.  

Todd Rokita tests positive for COVID-19

2:30 p.m. – Attorney general candidate Todd Rokita has tested positive for COVID-19. His campaign announced the diagnosis Tuesday afternoon.

A statement said Rokita was exposed to COVID-19 by someone not connected with any of his campaign activities. 

Rokita recently began developing symptoms and was tested for the virus. He and his family are quarantining and following state guidelines.

2 p.m. –  According to the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, more than 40 percent of the state’s registered voters voted early. Ballot counting is well underway in Marion County.

Verified wait times in Marion County are still short, as reported on indyvotetimes.org. Most vote centers are reporting waiting time less than 30 minutes, or even in the single-digits.

Beech Grove High School and the Indianapolis Beech Grove Library both reported 60-minute waits at 2 p.m.

CrossLife Church on East Stop 11 Road reported a 130-minute wait at 1:30 p.m.

Check wait times across Indianapolis at indyvotetimes.org.

1:00 p.m. – Today is the first major Election Day in Marion County where registered voters can choose where they vote. With 187 vote centers open today, a voter can search for the nearest site with a short wait time and quickly cast their ballot. The website indyvotetimes.org has been helpful today by providing regular updates of where voters will find the shortest wait times. 

Generally, downtown locations like Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse have offered the quickest voting experience in Indianapolis. 

Voters in Tippecanoe County can also use an interactive map to find a vote center near them and check the wait time, which have been running less than 20 minutes at most locations this afternoon.

Once inside, Indiana law requires a voter to cast their ballot and get out in 2 minutes. 

Our 13Investigates team verified that the law went into effect in 2019. And it gives election officials a tool if there is a problem with a long delay. According to Hamilton County Clerk Kathy Williams, the statutes are posted to encourage voters to keep the process moving. But election officials are not standing over voters with a stopwatch to enforced the 2 minute time limit.

RELATED: VERIFY: Does Indiana have a time limit on how long voters have to cast a ballot?

12:47 p.m. – First lady Melania Trump cast her vote late Tuesday morning at a voting center in Palm Beach, Florida, close to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Asked why she didn’t vote with the Republican president last week, the first lady told reporters: “It’s Election Day so I wanted to come here to vote today for the election.”

The first lady waved and smiled to reporters. She was the only person not wearing a mask to guard against the coronavirus when she entered the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center to vote, presumably for her husband.

12:40 p.m. – If you want to vote quickly in Marion County this afternoon, you may consider following the Marion County Election Board on Twitter. Regular tweets show registered voters in Marion County where they can find a vote center with little or no waiting times to cast their ballot.

The website Indyvotetimes.org has also been tracking wait times all day. 

12 p.m. – We just passed the halfway point of Election Day, 2020. Polls in Indiana close at 6 p.m. local time. That means counties in northwest and southwest Indiana will close voting one hour after Indianapolis because they observe Central Time.

REMINDER: If you are a registered voter in Marion County, you can vote today at any of the 187 vote centers throughout the county. See the map. You are not required to vote in your previous precinct from past elections.

The website Indyvotetimes.org has been tracking wait times all morning. We’ve checked some of the shortest lines for you (as of 11:30 a.m.):

  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – 8 minutes
  • Harrison Center for the Arts – 14 minutes
  • Crispus Attucks High School – 1 minute
  • Lucas Oil Stadium – 15 minutes
  • Barnes UMC – 1 minute
  • Brebeuf Jesuit High School – 1 minute
  • College Park Elementary – 3 minutes
  • Eastbrook Elementary – 1 minute
  • H Dean Evans Community Center – 11 minutes
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse – 9 minutes
  • New Augusta Public Academy North – 19 minutes
  • Garfield Park Burrello Center – 42 minutes
  • IPS School #65 – 56 minutes
  • Douglass Park Community Center – 5 minutes
  • Fall Creek Valley Middle School – 5 minutes
  • Greater Works Church – 1 hour
  • IFD Station #3 – 15 minutes
  • IFD Station #44 – 1 minute
  • Lawrence Community Park – 3 minutes
  • Mt. Zion Apostolic Church – 1 minutes
  • Decatur Twp. Blue/Gold Academy – 6 minutes
  • Eagle Creek Elementary – 1 minute
  • Eastbrook Elementary – 1 minute
  • Krannert Park Community Center – 1 minute
  • Municipal Gardens Community Center – 6 minutes

11:20 a.m.  The Blackford County Election Office is reporting 3,888 voters have been checked in and have voted on machines. This represents 46% of Blackford County’s 8,328 registered voters.

The county received 681 requests for Absentee by Mail Ballots and 11 voters have requested to vote by the traveling board. Of those, 640 ballots have been turned in.

In Monroe County, the oldest voter so far today was 99 years old. The youngest turned 18 today.

11 a.m. – Wait times are getting shorter at many Marion County voting centers as early voters have cast their ballots and moved on.

The website Indyvotetimes.org has been tracking wait times all morning. We’ve checked the latest information for you (as of 10:45 a.m.):

  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – 8 minutes
    Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site – 1 hour, 15 minutes
    City-County Building – 8 minutes
    IPS Headquarters – 1 minute
    Crispus Attucks High School – 1 minute
    Lucas Oil Stadium – 6 minutes
    Lugar Towers – 1 minute
  • Allisonville Christian Church – 1 hour
    Brebeuf Jesuit High School – 1 minute
    Eagle Creek Communty Church – 55 minutes
    H Dean Evans Community Center – 33 minutes
    Hinkle Fieldhouse – 7 minutes
    Holliday Park Nature Center – 17 minutes
    State Fairgrounds – 5 minutes
    Ivy Tech Culinary Center – 1 minute
    Jewish Community Center – 2 hours, 23 minutes
    New Augusta Public Academy North – 1 hour
  • Beech Grove Public Library – 1 hour, 34 minutes
    Garfield Park Burrello Center – 42 minutes
    IPS School #65 – 49 minutes
    Meridian Woods Park Clubhouse – 33 minutes
  • Douglass Park Community Center – 5 minutes
    Greater Works Church – 1 hour
    IFD Station #2 – 4 minutes
    IFD Station #3 – 9 minutes
    IFD Station #27 – 22 minutes
    Lawrence UMC – 13 minutes
  • Apostolic Life Church – 1 hour
    Decatur Twp. Blue/Gold Academy – 45 minutes
    Decatur Twp. Fire Station #73 – 1 hour, 6 minutes
    Krannert Park Community Center – 1 minute

10 a.m. – Wait times at most Marion County voting centers are shorter now than at any time since the polls opened four hours ago. But some are still experiencing wait times of an hour or more. 

Remember, if you are registered to vote in Marion County, you can vote at any vote center. Here is a full list.

Most downtown locations, including Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium, the City-County Building and IPS Headquarters are showing wait times of 10 minutes or less, according to indyvotetimes.org.

Other locations (as of 9:45 a.m.):

  • Allisonville Christian Church – 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School – 1 minute
  • Eagle Creek Community Church – 78 minutes
  • H Dean Evans Community Center – 54 minutes
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse – 10 minutes
  • State Fairgrounds – 1 minute
  • Ivy Tech Culinary Center – 1 minute
  • Beech Grove High School – 43 minutes
  • Garfield Park Burrello Center – 45 minutes
  • Meridian Woods Park Clubhouse – 1 hour
  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside – 2 minutes
  • Douglass Park Community Center – 3 minutes
  • Greater Works Church – 3 hours, 10 minutes
  • IFD Station 44 – 1 minute
  • Lawrence Community Park – 18 minutes
  • Apostolic Life Church – 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Decatur Twp. Blue/Gold Academy – 22 minutes
  • Decatur Twp. Fire Station #73 – 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • IFD Station #1 – 1 minute
  • Krannert Park Community Center – 26 minutes
  • Speedway Town Hall – 16 minutes

9:30 a.m. – According to the Indiana Secretary of State, these were Indiana’s final voting numbers before Election Day:

  • 1,909,130 ballots cast
  • 1,328,039 of those were from Hoosiers who voted early and in-person 
  • 563,679 voted by mail. 
  • The remainder are from traveling board and military email votes.

That’s roughly double the 977,239 total early Indiana votes cast in 2016. 

9:15 a.m. — Blackford County officials said nearly 50 percent of the county’s registered voters took part in early voting, both through mail-in ballots and in-person. 

Blackford County is roughly 25 miles north of Muncie.

9 a.m. — With a few exceptions at some vote centers in outlying townships of Marion County, wait times at most polling sites are now reported at less than an hour.

Marion County voters can see a table of available vote centers here

If you want to check the wait times at vote centers around Indianapolis, go to indyvotetimes.org.

8:45 a.m. — If you are wondering how the Electoral College finishes the process of electing the president, it is explained here.

8:30 a.m. — Marion County voters reported early issues at some vote centers. Those have been largely resolved according to election officials. Here are the current wait times at vote centers that reported issues early or opened late this morning:

  • Guion Creek Middle School – 66 minutes
  • Franklin Central Christian Church – 2 hours 25 minutes
  • H Dean Evans Community Center – 26 minutes
  • Garfield Park Burrello Center – 69 minutes
  • Frederick Douglass Park Community Center – 17 minutes

8 a.m. — Here are the shortest wait times reported in Marion County as of 7:45 a.m.:

  • Municipal Gardens Community Center – 5 minutes
  • Eastbrook Elementary School – 9 minutes
  • Beech Grove High School – 25 minutes
  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside – 5 minutes
  • Fall Creek Valley Middle School – 30 minutes
  • Douglass Park Community Center – 35 minutes
  • College Park Elementary – 48 minutes
  • Eastbrook Elementary School – 9 minutes
  • First Friends Meeting – 34 minutes
  • State Fairgrounds – 6 minutes
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – 9 minutes
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse – 29 minutes
  • Harrison Center for the Arts – 10 minutes
  • IPS Headquarters – 1 minute
  • Attucks High School – 6 minutes
  • Lucas Oil Stadium – 12 minutes

If you want to check the wait times at vote centers around Indianapolis, go to indyvotetimes.org

7:45 a.m. — Monroe County Clerk Nicole Browne reports heavy turnout in Bloomington. She advises voters need to make plans for voting at their assigned polling sites today and build waiting time into the day. 

7:40 a.m. — Here is a breakdown from NBC News on the balance of power on Capitol Hill that could tip with today’s election. All 435 seats in the House and 35 seats in the Senate will be filled by voters today.

7:30 a.m. — Marion County confirmed early issues at vote centers in Garfield Park and the Harrison Center for the Arts have been resolved.

Karen Campbell reports short lines at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

A tweet from Tamika Catchings verifies that information. 

7:15 a.m. — Meredith Juliet was live on Extra Shot of Sunrise reporting from the south side. 

Wait times at 7:03 a.m. reported by indyvotetimes.org at southern Marion County vote centers:

  • Beech Grove High School – 24 minutes
  • Decatur Twp. Blue/Gold Academy and Fire Station #73 – 90 minutes
  • IPS School #65 – 75 minutes
  • Sarah Shank Golf Course – 213 minutes

7 a.m. — Vote times reported by indyvotetimes.org at some of the north side voting centers:

  • Castleton UMC – 79 minutes
  • College Park Elementary – 74 minutes
  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside – 45 minutes
  • Crossroads AME Church – 116 minutes
  • Eagle Creek Community Church – 130 minutes
  • First Friends Meeting – 77 minutes

6:50 a.m. — If you want to check the wait times at vote centers around Indianapolis, go to indyvotetimes.org. At 6:36 a.m. the reported wait was 7 minutes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Barton Annex was reporting a 155 minute wait. The wait to vote at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site was estimated at 334 minutes.

6:30 a.m. — Some Marion County voters are reporting that polling places were not open at 6 a.m. Remember, any county using vote centers, which includes Marion County, will have numerous other options for voters. You can check a list of vote centers by entering your address here to find an alternate vote center nearby.

Marion County voters can see a table of available vote centers here.

6:00 a.m. — The polls are officially open for in-person voting in central Indiana.

5:40 a.m. — Poll workers are arriving to get ready for voters at 6 a.m.

3:30 a.m. — The polls will open across Indiana at 6 a.m. ET. Voters will have 12 hours to cast their ballots. Click here to find your closest voting location.

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2 a.m. — More than 1.8 million Hoosiers have already cast their ballots in the 2020 general election. 

Numbers from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office show 1,812,446 people voted early or by mail so far. Officials say the number is likely to go higher because some counties are still reporting their numbers.

The number accounts for roughly 38 percent of all Indiana registered voters.


The early voting numbers are about twice the amount in 2016 (934,403) and three times as many as 2012 (590,445).

Nearly one-third of Marion County registered voters have already voted in the election. The Marion County Clerk’s Office reports 213,612 votes have been received as of Monday night out of 670,122 registered voters in the county. This includes in-person early voting and mailed ballots.

1 a.m. — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have cast their ballots, with one of them marking 60 years since the tradition began. 

The results in Dixville Notch, near the Canadian border, were a sweep for former Vice President Joe Biden who won the town’s five votes. In Millsfield, 12 miles to the south, President Donald Trump won 16 votes to Biden’s five.

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