Amy Bartner Indianapolis Star Published 6:36 AM EST Nov 6, 2018 Follow along live as IndyStar journalists cover Election Day in Indiana from before the time the polls open at 6 a.m. through when they close at 6 p.m. and until all the results are counted. 6:30 a.m. update: Voter greeters. IndyStar reporter Vic Ryckaert, at a suburban precinct in Greenwood, Ind., had some company as he waited in a long, long line. 6:19 a.m. update: Long waits ahead. As polls are now open, some in town are looking at a long wait time ahead of them, like IndyStar sports reporter David Woods at his Brownsburg, Ind., precinct. Or IndyStar photographer Robert Scheer's polling place Downtown, where a shorter line — about 25 people were lined up 5:52 a.m. update: Many lined up in advance. Even before polls officially opened Tuesday, people took to social media to report the lines at their polling places. Corey Elliot said that when he arrived at Mount Pleasant Church in Greenwood at … [Read more...] about Indiana election 2018 live coverage: Polls open at 6 a.m.
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U.S. 2018 Midterms After months of debate and millions spent in campaigning, the highly contested midterm elections are finally upon us. This year’s election cycle is expected to smash voter turnout records for a midterm year, as more than 30 million Americans have already cast early ballots. At least 28 states have already surpassed the amount of early voters who participated in the 2014 midterm elections. Although forecasters do not predict that overall turnout this November will be higher than 2016 levels. While voter registration has passed in a majority of states, a handful still allow people to register and vote on Election Day, including: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Here’s a list of when the polls open and close in each state (all times are local). Alabama: Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Alaska: Polls open at 7 … [Read more...] about When Do Polls Open and Close for Midterm Elections 2018? Times for Polling Locations in Every State
HARARE (Reuters) - Polls opened on Monday in Zimbabwe’s first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, a watershed vote Zimbabweans hope will rid the country of its global pariah status and spark a recovery in its failed economy. Zimbabwean voters queue to cast their ballots in the country's general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings The election will see 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, face 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor who is vying to become Zimbabwe’s youngest head of state. Voting began at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and will end at 7 p.m. Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock; Editing by Paul Tait … [Read more...] about Polls open in Zimbabwe’s first election since Mugabe’s removal
An Olympia-based open-government activist behind yet another lawsuit claiming Seattle City Council members violated Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act before hastily repealing a controversial business head tax this past month has proposed his own settlement offer to City Attorney Pete Holmes: Admit that the city broke the law and fix it — or I’ll see you in court. Arthur West, 57, a perpetual litigant in public-records and open-meetings cases, quietly filed his lawsuit against the city on June 14 — the same day that Seattle-based attorney James Egan, represented by two high-profile trial attorneys, sued the city over the same issue. West has not yet formally served his suit on the city, and Holmes’ office said it wasn’t even aware of it until receiving a formal letter from West’s lawyer late Monday that detailed West’s offer to drop his pursuit of any fines or legal costs if the city acknowledges it broke the law. “If the city … [Read more...] about Second lawsuit alleges Seattle City Council head-tax vote broke open-meetings law
Mexico City - Polls have opened in Mexico in what is being billed as the largest election in the country's history. More than 3,400 posts are up for grabs on Sunday, including the presidency and all the seats in the two houses of Congress. Polls opened at 13:00 GMT and the last polls are set to close at 01:00 GMT on Monday. Results are expected later on Monday. Three issues have defined the landmark race: security, corruption and poverty. Mexico has slipped to 135th out of 180 countries in the Transparency International Corruption index. A 2018 poll showed that 64 percent of the country's population believes the government isn't doing enough to combat corruption, and many Mexicans are sick of a political class that has become synonymous with pocket-lining and impunity. Many are also becoming increasingly concerned about the country's crime rates. Last year was the most violent on record and 2018 is set to surpass that with four people killed every hour in … [Read more...] about Mexico election: Polls open in country’s largest election