The top candidates competing for Hamilton County’s three at-large seats retained the positions they held Tuesday evening when counting stopped for the night.
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To address concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Indiana Election Commission in March expanded the option of voting by mail to any registered voter. But the change only applied to the June 2 primary election.
For the first few hours, voters at some sites did not experience the long waits or frustration that many voting-rights advocates feared, but turnout increased later in the day.
Voters are being asked to navigate curfews, health concerns and a sharp increase in mail balloting on Tuesday as elections take place from Maryland to Montana.
Many counties have drastically slashed their numbers of polling sites that will be open Tuesday, prompting worries about possible voter confusion and long lines for voters.
The final votes will soon be cast for Indiana’s primary election after it was upended by the coronavirus outbreak amid aggressive campaigns for two congressional seats where incumbents are retiring.
Some Republicans fear that failing to elect more women will hurt the party as female voters increasingly support Democrats. That shift, particularly in suburban areas, helped Democrats pick up enough seats to win control of the House in 2018.
Believe in Indiana, a political action committee connected to the Indiana State Building & Construction Trades Council, has spent more than $51,000 to run TV commercials that criticize JR Gaylor, CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana and Kentucky, who is running against Scott Baldwin in the Senate District 20 primary.
Marion County Clerk Myra Eldridge told state officials “it is not too late” to extend the deadline for receipt of mailed ballots. She implored the Indiana Election Commission to act.
Key endorsements in this year’s crowded Hamilton County primary election might bring chronic tensions between the board of commissioners and county council to a boiling point.
While numerous Indianapolis-area restaurants are looking forward to reopening their dining rooms this week, many others are no longer around to get the chance.
Four Marion County residents have filed a lawsuit in state court, challenging Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s ability to remain in office after having his law license suspended beginning May 18.
Todd Rokita, 50, said he didn’t want to challenge an incumbent from his own party, but an Indiana Supreme Court decision suspending Hill’s license makes it clear he shouldn’t hold the office.
On one hand, Holcomb has the opportunity to show voters how he can handle a dire crisis. On the other hand, if he miscalculates how quickly the state should reopen, it’ll be in front of millions of voters with a deep, vested interest.
Processing a large number of absentee ballots coupled with the need to follow other coronavirus prevention measures may mean some counties won’t see results election night, Lawson said.
According to a recent poll conducted by Indy Politics and Change Research, 63% of Hoosiers say they approve of how Holcomb has responded to the pandemic, and 54% say the state is headed in the right direction. But Holcomb’s overall approval rate—at 47%—trailed the numbers for his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
The seller of customizable doughnuts that started in Pendleton will be joined later this year by a second store in a new Westfield retail center.
For the first time in Indiana, voters are not required to have a specific reason for absentee voting, in part because of social distancing recommended amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Four of the five candidates running in the 5th District—Jennifer Christie, Christina Hale, Andrew Jacobs and Dee Thornton—participated in a virtual forum Tuesday night.