The last presidential election brought out more than 70 percent of the registered voters.
Most of the big races for Hendricks County in this mid-term election occurred on the state level. There’s the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Evan Bayh. Republican Dan Coats, Democrat Brad Ellsworth, and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris were vying to replace him. Coats won that race handily with more than 67 percent of the vote in Hendricks County.
Republican Todd Rokita, Democrat David Sanders, and Libertarian John Duncan were competing to replace Republican Steve Buyer for Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District. Rokita came out on top in that race with nearly 75 percent of the votes in Hendricks County.
State positions for secretary, auditor, and treasurer were also up for grabs.
A yes-or-no vote on whether to add property tax caps to the state constitution was also a big issue on the ballot.
Bipartisan couriers reported to Herzog that voting in many precincts was steady without long waits.
“We haven’t received any complaints about long lines at all,” she said.
That’s on top of the large number of early voters the county saw — especially for a mid-term election. The county’s Voter Registration Office had well over 3,000 absentee ballots by last Friday morning. Of those, almost 2,000 of them were walk-in voters. Compared to the last mid-term election, Herzog said the total number of absentee ballots this time surpassed that election’s total a week before Election Day.