Election Day 2020 is finally here. In Indiana the polls opened at 6am and close at 6pm. In Michigan polls opened at 7am and close at 8pm.
WVPE's Justin Hicks reports that in the first hour of voting there were already long lines at McKinley School in South Bend.
At the voting site at the Century Center in South Bend early this morning, voters seemed to be moving through fairly quickly.
Democratic candidate for Indiana's 2nd Dist. Congressional seat, Pat Hackett, was out early this morning greeting voters at the polling location at the Century Center.
She is challenging incumbent GOP Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. Walorski is seeking a fifith term.
A record 1.7 million Indiana voters cast ballots ahead of Election Day as coronavirus health concerns prompted more use of mail-in ballots and early voting sites.
Polling sites in those areas of Indiana, which are in the Central time zone, opened an hour later.
By mid-morning on Election Day, workers were busy with the processing work in Elkhart County. Workers remained socially distanced as they went about their voting day tasks in Goshen.
St. Joseph County Clerk's office workers spent the day working toward processing the approximately 55,000 early and absentee votes cast in this election.