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Some 30,000 people voted early in Vanderburgh County

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UPDATE: As we wait on Election results, we wanted to tell you we will not be getting results as they are counted in Vandeburgh County.

Clerk Susan Kirk tells 14 News we will get early vote totals around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night, and then another update will not come until all the votes are counted around 9:30 p.m. at the earliest.

On Election Eve, some 30,000 people in Vanderburgh County voted early.

Monday, some voters had a two hour wait at the Election Office on the final day to cast your ballot early. 

More people in Vanderburgh County have voted early in this year than any recent election, and poll workers say they expect high numbers Tuesday as well.

 Security guards shut the doors on voters at the Election Office at noon on Monday. 

"I was surprised by the line," said voter James Field.

The line stretched all the way from the Election Office to the elevators.  14 News Anchor Brian Boesen was in that line, his wait about two hours. 

"Got in the line about 9:35 a.m. and I just got done voting, now it's 11:30 p.m.," Boesen said.

Around 80 other voters weren't so lucky. One voter even suffered a medical emergency slowing things down even more.

"I'm a little aggravated," said Tami Tenberg, who tried to vote.

Election Day is expected to be just as busy. The polls open at 6:00 a.m. You can vote at any of the 23 vote centers, but you must be in line by 6:00 p.m. 

County Clerk Susan Kirk recommends downloading the Vanderburgh County Elections App. It will give wait times at each of the vote centers updated every ten minutes.

"That's going to help people when they're deciding where to go. They may be sitting in line and a block over is a vote center," Kirk said.

Some voters who were turned away on Monday say they're going to try again on Election Day, other's say they just missed their chance.

"I will not be able to vote because I will be in Ohio tomorrow, so yeah," Tenbarg said.

"I want to vote, but the timing is going to be difficult," said Tyson Hampleton.

To download the Election App on your smart phone, you should search your app store for Vanderburgh County Elections. 

For a list of voting center, click here.

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