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Election Day 2022: Updates and results from the Midterm Election in Indiana

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Nov 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-08 22:40:59-05

Get all of the updates from Election Day 2022 in the blog below.

For the latest election news and updated resultsclick here.

Full Election Results for the 2022 Midterm Election in Indiana.

10:15 p.m.

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Democrat Destiny Wells concede her race for Indiana Secretary of State.

Democrat Destiny Wells conceded defeat to Republican Diego Morales in the race for the Indiana Secretary of State.

10 p.m.

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Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears thanked voters for entrusting him to continue leading the office he took over in 2019.

"I’m ready to keep building a justice system worthy of the community’s trust," Mears said in a statement. "I will continue to strive to be a prosecutor for the people. We’ve never shied away from the tough calls, because it’s always the right time to do the right thing."

Mears was appointed by a Democratic caucus to take over after Terry Curry stepped down for health reasons in 2019. This is the first time he faced voters.

“I understand the deep commitment that drives prosecutors in seeking justice for victims," Mears said. "I have stood in Marion County courtrooms fighting for that justice, consoling grieving families and watching the incredible challenges faced by everyone involved.

"Prosecutors take on the tough cases and do the right thing, time and time again, even when it is not the easy route."

9:50 p.m.

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Republican Diego Morales declares victory in the Secretary of State race.

The Indiana GOP declared victory for Secretary of State candidate Diego Morales. Democrat Destiny Wells has not conceded the race.

9:25 p.m.

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Cyndi Carrasco

Republican Cyndi Carrasco conceded in her bid to unseat Democrat Ryan Mears in the race for Marion County Prosecutor.

"Our campaign was about change and although we came up short in our ultimate goal, we have made real, meaningful change," Carrasco said in an email. "We have talked about accountability for criminals, using existing tools to prevent crime, and partnering with others to keep our communities safe. We have shaped the narrative, and we have had an impact."

“The odds were stacked against us running as a Republican in a blue county, but the stakes were too high not to try," Carrasco said.

9:15 p.m.

The Associated Press has declared Rudy Yakym the winner of the Congressional seat for Indiana's 2nd District and Jim Baird the winner of 4th District Congressional seat.

8:58 p.m.

The Associated Press has declared Greg Pence the winner of the U.S. Congressional seat for the 6th District of Indiana.

8:45 p.m.

The Associated Press has declared Andre Carson the winner of the U.S. Congressional seat for the 7th District of Indiana.

And the Associated Press has declared Victoria Spartz as the winner of the U.S. Congressional seat for the 5th District of Indiana.

7:25 p.m.

ABC News is projecting Republican Todd Young will win re-election to Indiana's U.S. Senate seat.

7:10 p.m.

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Voters waited for more than an hour to cast ballots at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield.

After waiting in line for more than an hour, the last voters cast their ballots about 7:10 p.m. at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield. Inspectors said turnout was higher than expected and remained steady throughout Election Day.

Nearly 1,600 voters cast ballots at the Greenfield library on Tuesday, officials said.

6 p.m.

The polls are now closed in Central Indiana.

5:30 p.m.

Polls close in 30 minutes. There might be a rush of last-minute voters at some sites, but you can still cast a ballot as long as you are in line before 6 p.m. It's not too late!

5:05 p.m.

Turnout has been heavy and steady in Johnson and Hancock counties.

More than 21,500 people had cast ballots in Johnson County as of 5 p.m., that's about 18% of the county's more than 116,000 registered voters, according to Clerk Trena McLaughlin's office.

In Hancock County, more than 9,300 voters cast ballots by 5 p.m., which is about 15% of the county's 61,000 registered voters, according to Clerk Lisa M. Lofgreen's office.

These totals do not include absentee and early votes.

4:15 p.m.

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Broad Ripple High School vote center

After a difficult and delay-filled morning, voters are moving in-and-out in less than 10 minutes at the Broad Ripple High School polling site, WRTV's Nikki DeMentri said.

A printer problem and an influx of address changes combined with heavy turnout meant some voters at the high school waited in line for about an hour this morning.

Officials at the Broad Ripple site said 994 voters had cast their in-person ballots by 4:07 p.m.

Across Marion County, nearly 126,000 people cast in-person ballots as of 4:15 p.m., said Brienne Delaney, director of elections for the clerk's office.

3 p.m.

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Nearly 17,000 Monroe County voters cast in-person ballots as of 3 p.m., Clerk Nicole Browne said.

"Things are going to start ramping up at election central ahead of the anticipation of polls closing," Browne said in an email. "As previously hinted, the number of Election Day voters has surpassed the number of early voting numbers."

Browne said 14,064 Monroe County residents voted early.

12:55 p.m.

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate James Sceniak said someone called police on one of his volunteers who was holding a campaign sign at the Meadows Shopping Center in Terre Haute.

"While other candidates were also campaigning in the same vicinity, my volunteer was the only one approached," Sceniak said in an email. "The officers at the time did not see an issue. Later the election board came and removed all campaigners and candidates while signs were allowed to remain."

Sceniak said his team and lawyers are investigating.

"Our elections should be fair to all candidates," he said.

Vigo County Clerk Brad Newman said the shopping center is private property and is one of the voting locations where electioneering is not allowed. When a poll official approached a group of people campaigning there this morning, Newman said that the Sceniak supporter was belligerent.

"He wanted to argue and raise his voice," Newman said. "I literally have had to deal with this man throwing a temper tantrum all morning."

Newman said Sceniak and all other candidates were given a list of places where electioneering is allowed. They knew this location was off limits.

"They (the Sceniak team) are begging for attention on Election Day, I get that," Newman said. "But this is not the right way to do it."

In a follow-up email, the Sceniak campaign provided a statement from the unnamed volunteer in which the volunteer denied that anyone was ""combative or argumentative."

Newman said turnout has been heavier than expected.

There are 75,000 registered voters in Vigo County; 13,000 voted early, Newman said.

By 12:42 p.m, 6,500 Vigo County residents voted in person on Tuesday.

12:20 p.m.
About a quarter of the registered voters in Monroe County have cast ballots so far, Clerk Nicole Browne said.

"There are six hours left until the polls close," Brown said in an email. "We’d love to see voters take advantage of the clear weather and turn out to vote before the polls close at 6:00 p.m."

12:05 p.m.

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Greenwood mom Meg Gray cast a ballot at Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Gray said she voted today because she wants to set an example for her children.


Long line of voters at Broad Ripple High School

Heavy turnout is leading to an hour-long voting line at Broad Ripple High School, WRTV's Nikki DeMentri said. Inspectors say the equipment is working, but voting is slow because of the volume of people and an influx of voters who have changed addresses.

11:30 a.m.

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Voters exit the polling place at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood on Nov. 8, 2022.

Johnson County voter turnout was at 24% by 11:30 a.m. and all polling locations were seeing steady turnout, according to Clerk Trena McLaughlin's office.

"We were very busy this morning when we opened at 6 a.m.," said Phil Wagner, an election judge for the polls at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood. "Once the line worked its way through we've been steady ever since."

Voting at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood took just five minutes at about 10 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

The lines were long down at the White River Library in Greenwood, but WRTV's Marc Shultz reports that they seemed to be moving smoothly and at a steady pace.

10:30 a.m.
People in McCordsville waited more than an hour to vote today for most of the day, according to WRTV GMI Reporter Kelsey Anderson.

No problems were reported at McCordsville Town Hall, the polling location but the line wrapped around the parking lot.

9:41 a.m.

There has been one reported case in Hamilton County of someone's choices being cleared while voting. However, officials say this is not a widespread issue.

It's believed that the problem occurred because the voter did not insert their card all the way.

Otherwise, turnout is steady and officials say there are no issues.

9:00 a.m.

More than 5,500 voters turned out in Monroe County since polls opened at 6 a.m.

The polling sites with the least voter turnout is Burgoon Baptist Church with 20 voters and the Indiana Memorial Union with 18 voters.

8:38 a.m.

There are some longer-than-average wait times to vote at some locations in Hamilton County, but polling is running smoothly there in general.

Currently, there are lines in the range of 30 people at two locations: Jill Perelman Pavilion at 3000 W. 116th St. in Carmel and at CrossRoads Church, 19201 Grassy Branch Rd. in Westfield. There are no known issues with any of the machines.

8:08 a.m.

Voting machines are currently down at St. Thomas Aquinas Church off North Illinois Street and East 46th Street on Indianapolis' north side.

Voters are being asked to place their ballots in a sealed backup bin so they can be scanned later in the day. Mechanics are checking out the machines to determine what the problem is.

UPDATE: Officials say this issue has been resolved.

8:00 a.m.

Monroe County officials report that some polling locations have already received 200 voters.

That includes Ellettsville Christian Church with 214 voters, Southside Christian Church with 254 voters and St. John’s Catholic Church with 276 voters.

7:00 a.m.

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Election Day is in full swing and things appear to be running smoothly.

Marion, Madison, Morgan and Boone county election offices have reported no issues so far and turnout so far is steady.

Below are links to things you need to know before heading to the polls and some of the most commonly asked questions on election day.

Indiana Election Results

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