Polls close on a record setting Election Day

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Election Day is here and voters have cast their ballots across the state of Indiana and in Fort Wayne. The polls opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. In Ohio the polls are open until 7:30 p.m.

Voters began lining up at 5:06 a.m. at Christ’s Church of Georgetown. Until 7 a.m. people were in line for approximately an hour. Other locations around the area reported little to no wait times.

Early voting had record turnouts in this election. Allen County Election Board head Beth Dlug said nearly 73,000 people voted early, and more than 32,000 voted by mail.

With nearly 65,000 additional votes expected on Election Day, Dlug said 2020 is a record year for voting: more votes will be cast in Allen County than the 2008 presidential race.

In-person and Election Day vote totals should be compiled Tuesday night. Mail-in vote counting will begin Tuesday night and continue until 10 p.m. then pick back up at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dlug said.

Voting in Allen County has been largely trouble-free on Election Day, Dlug said.

WANE 15 will continue to keep you covered throughout the day on air and online.

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