PHOTO/VIDEO GALLERY: Election Day 2020 - Polls Have Closed In Indiana And Michigan

Nov 3, 2020

Election Day images from upper left to lower right: Voters at McKinley School in South Bend, a sign inside the Century Center in South Bend regarding election rules, a balloon sculpture spelling out VOTE in the Indy area, and signage at the Century Center regarding health protocols.
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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. 

As the sun rises on Election Day 2020, a long line of voters forms outside McKinley School in South Bend.
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People wait in lines to vote at McKinley School in South Bend on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
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At the voting site at the Century Center in South Bend early this morning, voters seemed to be moving through fairly quickly.

Voters at the Century Center in South Bend on Nov. 3, 2020.
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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.

Pat Hackett, (D) IN 2nd Dist. Congressional Candidate, greets voters outside the Century Center in South Bend on Nov. 3, 2020.
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She is challenging incumbent GOP Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. Walorski is seeking a fifith term. 

Campaign sign for Rep. Jackie Walorski, (R) IN 2nd Dist., at the Century Center in South Bend.
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Elvia Rodriguez, a poll worker in Osceola, cleans off a voting machine for the next voter.
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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.

Manning the phones at the St. Joseph County GOP offices in Mishawaka on Election Day.
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Polling sites in those areas of Indiana, which are in the Central time zone, opened an hour later.

Voters wait in line on Election Day at Sugar Grove Church in Goshen.
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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. 

Workers in Elkhart County processing the paper work on Election Day 2020.
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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. 

St. Joseph Co. workers process early votes during Election Day.
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