Voters face long lines in historic election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Some Hoosier voters encountered waits of up to two hours during the morning rush hour, and the Indiana Secretary of State's office says the peak voting hours are expected to be between 3 and 6 p.m.

Marion County Clerk Beth White says there were few reported problems other than long lines in the state's largest county. She said only three of 590 election inspectors failed to show up for duty. Polling locations in Allen, Lake and Vanderburgh counties all reported heavy voting traffic at times.

Indiana's election season has seen dozens of campaign visits and a record 4.5 million registered voters. By this morning, almost 669,000 people had voted early, either in person or by mail-in ballot.

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