Election night coverage from across central Indiana

It's Election Day in Indiana. This blog provides updates on the latest results, issues that voters have encountered across Central Indiana and key races with state and national implications.

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11:00 p.m.

READ | Democrats take control of the US House

While Tuesday's election wasn't quite the "Blue Wave" that Democrats had hoped for, the Democratic Party is projected to have a majority of seats in the US House once the new Congress is seated in January.

10:40 p.m.

Republicans will keep control of the Senate. The outcome represents a significant victory for the GOP and President Donald Trump.

READ | Republicans retain control of the Senate

10:17 p.m.

The Marion County Election Board has voted to suspend the counting of absentee ballots until 10 a.m. Wednesday. 

The Marion County Election Board unanimously voted to suspend the counting of absentee ballots. There are approximately 50,000 absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. The Election Board will resume counting absentee ballots at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 7.

10:08 p.m.

Voters in Noblesville have approved a $50 million school safety referendum that will nearly double taxes for the average homeowner. 

READ | $50M Noblesville school safety referendum passes

9:37 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence congratulates Hoosiers on electing Mike Braun as the state's next Senator. 

9:30 p.m.

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth wins re-election in Indiana's 9th Congressional District. 

READ | Hollingsworth defeats challenger in 9th District

9:20 p.m.

READ | Voters approve IPS tax referendums

9:00 p.m.

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8:50 p.m.

ABC News is projecting that Mike Braun will defeat incumbent Joe Donnelly for Indiana's U.S. Senate race. 

READ | Braun projected to defeat Donnelly for U.S. Senate

8:41 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence congratulates his older brother, Greg Pence, on his win in Indiana's 6th Congressional District. 

8:20 p.m.

The Associated Press is projecting that Andre Carson will win re-election in the 7th Congressional District. 

READ | Andre Carson wins re-election in 7th District

8:05 p.m. 

Greg Pence delivers his victory speech. 

READ | Greg Pence wins brother's old seat in 6th District

7:55 p.m. 

ABC News is calling the 6th District race for Greg Pence. 

You can also follow our reporters Nicole Griffin, Stephanie Wade and Kara Kenney out in the field as they cover the latest on tonight's results. 

7:35 p.m. 

7:15 p.m.

With only 6 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Mike Braun is leading in the race for the U.S. Senate seat. 

READ | Exit Polls: Most Voters Feel Good About the Economy

6:42 p.m.

5:54 p.m.

Monroe County has been granted a voting hour extension through 7 p.m. Nicole Browne, Monroe County Clerk, says a judge granted the one-hour extension and anyone in line at closing time will have a chance to vote.

Browne says, "There were several, larger polling sites of which I am aware that required more ballots and we have numerous couriers delivering ballots as we speak. Please encourage any and all voters who are waiting to please remain. Anyone who is in line when the polls close will get to vote."

5:40 p.m.

Monroe County Clerk has requested an extension of voting hours due to a ballot shortage problem. The extension has not yet been confirmed.

4 p.m. 

Issues with checking in voters caused long voting delays in Johnson County and across Indiana on Tuesday. The issues started in Johnson County around 10 a.m. and the election equipment company, ES&S released a statement around 3:30 p.m. that the issue had been resolved.

PHOTOS | Long lines and no lines when voting across Indiana

Several voters were turned away in Johnson County after waiting nearly three hours in line to vote earlier in the day. The election board says it will not seek to extend voting hours because of the issue. 

READ MORE | Johnson Co. election server issue causes voter issues

Johnson County Election Board officials discuss the issue below. 

NATIONAL ELECTION COVERAGE | Republicans retain control of the Senate | Democrats take control of the US House | Exit Polls: Most Voters Feel Good About the Economy

INDIANA RACES | Hollingsworth defeats challenger in 9th District | Braun projected to defeat Donnelly for U.S. Senate | Andre Carson wins re-election in 7th District | Greg Pence wins brother's old seat in 6th District | Indiana Election 2018 Results | Johnson Co. election server issue causes voter issues | $50M Noblesville school safety referendum passes | Voters approve IPS tax referendums

 

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