EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Primary elections were held throughout the Hoosier state. Those results are in throughout our counties.
In the democratic race for Indiana’s Eight Congressional District for the US House:
Ron Drake -32.2, Thomasina Marsili -35.6, Mike Webster -32.1
In Vanderburgh County, Cheryl Musgrave will represent the republican party this fall in the race for Commissioner in District 3.
Musgrave garnering 61 percent of the vote, beating out Randal Chapman.
In Dubois County, democrats Matt Brosmer, Mike Kendall and Mikayla Granados will represent their party in the race for Dubois County Council At-Large seat.
In Gibson County, District 2 Commissioner for the republican party results are in. Stephen Bottoms 2,064-49 and Kenneth Montgomery 2,121-51.
District 3 Commissioner for the Republican Party results are Gerald Bledsoe 2,316-56 and Richard Wallace 1,812-44.
In Gibson County’s republican race for the County Council at large race, the top 3 voter getters in a field of 5 with 91 percent of the precincts counted.
Mike Stillwell at 22% of the vote, Bill McConnell at 21% and Derek Mcgraw with 23%. Dennis Gray and Larry Wira are trailing.
In Posey County, Carl Schmitz will represent the Republican Party in the race for County Commissioner in District 1. He edged out fellow Republican Sarah Newton.
With polls closed at 6 p.m., both sides of the aisle held parties for those wanting to watch results come in live.
At the Vanderburgh Co. Republican Party Headquarters, members were limited to a small number of attendees, those who were present spaced out in socially distant groups.
The COVID-19 precautions weren’t just taken at the party but all over Indiana at polling sites, information coordinator, Kevin Harrison, said despite the low voter turnout, he was happy with what he saw.
“I’m thinking that our turnout more than likely will be on the low side. At first, it seemed a little lighter, kinda what I expected, but as the day went on it seemed to pick up," Harrison said. “I think the precautions that they did about everything they could and from what I saw at the polling sites, all of the poll workers were utilizing the COVID-19 precautions.”
On the other side of the aisle, the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party held a virtual election night program.
The Party said by doing so - anyone was allowed to join, hear from the candidates on the ballot and watch the coverage without masks in the safety of their home.
Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders says he was happy with the precautions taken at polling locations due to COVID-19 and is hoping the momentum from Tuesday will lead to a big election come November.
“Our volunteers did a great job with social distancing, masks and everything and I thought it couldn’t have gone smoother from what I observed," Shoulders said. "This is a historic, important election; one of the most important of our lifetime. I think no matter which side of the aisle you’re on - I think that your vote this year is more important than it’s ever been.”
Most people we saw voting Tuesday in Vanderburgh County were taking precautions, like wearing masks and gloves.
Poll workers wore masks too and wiped down the voting machine after each person left.
“Give them your driver’s license, and you sign in, they give you a piece of paper, you go to the end of the check lane, and they take you to a voting lane, said voter Juanita Dillen. "It was real easy and simple. It was great, everybody had their mask on, there was all kinds of stuff you could use, and you could get anything you wanted while you was here. Just come in and do what you’re supposed to do and leave.”
The election office says around 4:00 p.m. they had 6,200 people vote in person.
We will be updating the results as they come in.