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Decision 2022 Live Blog: Midterm election results

The latest Election Day updates and information from the 13News team.

INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, Indiana voters returned to the polls to elect one U.S. senator, nine U.S. representatives, secretary of state, treasurer of state and auditor of state, as well as hundreds of local lawmakers. Midterm election results will update live throughout the night.

There were also a host of school board candidates and several school referendums on the ballots.

Below are the latest Election Day updates from the 13News team. You can find election results here to see how Republicans, Democrats and third-party candidates fared.

Live updates

2:00 a.m. - The Associated Press has called the Indiana Secretary of State race for incumbent Democrat Frank Mrvan. 

12:14 p.m. - The Associated Press has called the Indiana Secretary of State race for Republican Diego Morales.

11:31 p.m. - Republican Daniel Elliot wins the race for treasurer of state. Elliot was running against Republican Jessica McClellan. 

11:30 p.m. - Republican Tera Klutz has won the race for state auditor, defeating her Democratic challenger ZeNai Brooks. 

10:40 p.m. - Destiny Scott Wells says Democrats were on the verge of something amazing, but "fell a little short." She also said she looked at this race as a matter of national security especially heading into 2024. 

10:17 p.m. - Here is a look at the balance of power in the U.S. House.

10:15 p.m. - Here is a look at the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.

10:02 p.m. - The Democratic Party touted wins in Marion County and the hope for a win in U.S. House District 1.

9:51 p.m. - GOP statewide candidates for auditor, treasurer and secretary of state all declared victory.

"I want to say thank you to the people who stood by my side," said Diego Morales.

9:47 p.m. - Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears released the following remark after winning reelection. 

“I am truly grateful for the trust that voters have placed in me tonight,” said Mears. “And I’m ready to keep building a justice system worthy of the community’s trust. 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.”

9:26 p.m. - Cyndi Carrasco concedes the Marion County prosecutor's race to incumbent Democrat Ryan Mears.

9:05 p.m. - Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been elected Arkansas governor and will be the first woman to lead the state.

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8:49 p.m. - Sen. Todd Young speaking with reporters after winning reelection.

8:48 p.m. - The Marion County Prosecutor's race is still tight.

8:45 p.m. - NBC News is now declaring winners in all U.S. House races in Indiana – except for District 1.

8:27 p.m. - We agree!

8:23 p.m. - Republican Marco Rubio wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Florida.

8:14 p.m. - Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a second term, defeating Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, a former congressman.

8:05 p.m. - Marion County results are starting to be reported. With about 23% of the vote tabulated so far, Prosecutor Ryan Mears holds a 58% to 42% lead over Republican Cyndi Carrasco.

7:55 p.m. - Republican Rep. Jim Banks has won reelection in U.S. House District 3.

7:34 p.m. - NBC News declared Sen. Todd Young as the winner of the U.S. Senate race.

7:25 p.m. - Rep. André Carson spoke to reporters at Dem HQ.

6:32 p.m. - Early elections results are starting to come in for a series of races.

6:28 p.m. - Live coverage starts at 7 p.m.

6:13 p.m. - Workers at the Marion County Election Board headquarters tell 13News more than 151,000 people cast votes and some are still waiting in line to vote. There are also more than 70,000 absentee ballots to be counted. Results are expected to start coming in within the hour.

6:05 p.m. - 13News will be airing special coverage of the Midterm Elections results on WTHR+ and all our digital platforms beginning at 7 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - The polls are closed and results will start coming in any time now.

5:40 p.m. - As polls are getting ready to close, Democrat Secretary of State candidate Destiny Wells shared a family photo while she waits for results to roll in.

5:18 p.m. - It's so good to see Dustin back at 13News for election coverage!

5:07 p.m. - 13News will be bringing you updates from GOP and Dem headquarters on our digital platforms throughout the night.

4:20 p.m. - Republican Secretary of State candidate Diego Morales shared some final thoughts on Twitter ahead of the polls closing.

4:00 p.m. - There are just two hours left to cast your vote in central Indiana. Parts of the state in central time will have until 6 p.m. local time.

2:30 p.m. - So far, there are no reports of voting irregularities, fraud, voting rights violations or threats at any polling places or any election offices, according to county clerks 13News contacted, which includes Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson and Shelby counties. the county clerks contacted by 13News.

2:15 p.m. - In Hamilton County, there's been a very high turnout today for in-person voting. According to County Clerk Kathy Williams, early voting tally is up 23% — nearly 10,000 votes — compared to the 2018 midterm election.

County election officials in Boone, Shelby and Hancock counties told 13News voting is steady but appears to be slightly down from the 2018 midterm election.

12:22 p.m. - Six hours since the polls opened and voters are using their lunch break to get out and vote.

11:55 a.m. - Thanks for waiting it out, Angela.

11:15 a.m. - Election boards in Hendricks and Boone counties tell 13News everything is going smoothly at voting locations.

8:05 a.m. - The Marion County Election Board told 13News the polling location at St. Thomas Aquinas School, located at 4600 N. Illinois St., wasn't accepting ballots for a short time Tuesday morning, but the issue has already been resolved.

Officials said voters were still able to fill out a paper ballot and place it in the backup ballot storage bin until a mechanic repaired the machine.

6:15 a.m. - The polls at Hinkle Fieldhouse opened at 6:15 a.m., with voters immediately making their way inside.

6:13 a.m. - Poll workers are still finishing preparations at Hinkle Fieldhouse, and the doors haven't opened yet, roughly 15 minutes after polls across the state were slated to open.

5:45 a.m. - Around 5 a.m., election officials in Marion, Hamilton and Boone counties told 13News they had not experienced any problems as they prepared for the polls to open. 

4:40 a.m. - Samantha Johnson will break down what to expect at the polls today in Marion County throughout 13Sunrise.

3:50 a.m. - The weather will not be a problem during Election Day, as Chuck says to expect pleasant conditions across the state. Temperatures will top out around 60 degrees in central Indiana.

Voting on Election Day

Polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. local time. If you are in line by 6 p.m., you will be permitted to vote.

To find the locations where you can vote, go to indianavoters.in.gov. Then click on Voting Location.

Many counties no longer require you to go a specific precinct location and instead allow you to select from any of the voting centers in the county.

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How to check wait times at polling locations

Indy Vote Times gives voters an approximate wait estimate for every polling place in Indianapolis.

"We wanted to give voters a better way to make a plan to vote," said Ben Kinney, a solutions consultant for Lessonly, which developed the website for Vote Safe Indiana. We thought there may be long lines. As we've seen, there have absolutely been very long lines. So we just wanted to arm voters with as much information as we possibly could."

Volunteers for nonpartisan Vote Safe Indiana count the total people in line, then the voters leaving over 10 minutes. They report the data. An equation estimates the wait time.

Who and what are you voting for?

To see a sample of what your ballot will look like, you can check with your county clerk's office.

You may also find that information here. Click the Who’s on the Ballot option.

Every ballot for the general election in Indiana will have an option to vote for a U.S. Senate seat and for a U.S. Representative seat, as well as for three statewide offices: secretary, treasurer and auditor.

Many people will have options to vote for state Senate and House seats.

Most ballots will also have races for county positions, like prosecutor, sheriff and assessor, and for more local races like township boards.

A large number voters will also be selecting members for their local school boards.

Some ballots may also include referendums, also called public questions, where voters will need to vote "yes" or "no." These involve questions about spending tax money for school construction or operating expenses.

Click here to see a list of public questions that will be on ballots for the Nov. 8 election. 

In the general election, Indiana voters will also vote for secretary of state, treasurer and auditor. Those offices did not appear on the primary ballot, because the political parties nominate the candidates for those offices.

RELATED: 2022 Voting Guide: What you need to know about voting in the midterm election

Need a lift? Here's how you can get a ride to the polls

IndyGo will provide free rides on election day. IndyGo said riders can plan their trips using the Transit app, the MyStop app, Google Maps, or by visiting indygo.com/plan-your-trip.

Lyft is offering 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox using the code 2020VOTE. It'll also donate free or heavily discounted ride codes to nonprofit partners whose communities traditionally face barriers when getting to the polls. 

Lime is doing Lime to the Polls in all U.S. cities. Riders in Indianapolis can use the code LIMETOTHEPOLLS22 for two 30-minute rides to and from their polling place. 

Bird riders can enter the promo code VOTETODAY to get two free rides on election day for up to 30 minutes each, a company spokesperson at Bird said. The code will only be available Nov. 8. 

Pacers Bikeshare and Uber have offered free or reduced rides on Election Day in years past. 13News has reached out to see if those companies intend to do the same this year. 

Uber responded, saying that this year it is focusing its efforts on supporting rides to the polls for poll workers. 

Power the Polls is partnering with Uber to provide vouchers covering rides to and from the polls on Election Day for poll workers signed up through Power the Polls. The ride vouchers will cover the full cost of rides (up to $200) to and from a poll worker’s assigned polling location for those who signed up via Power the Polls, and will be available from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, 2022.  

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