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Voters Head To Polls In Indiana

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

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GARY, Ind. (WBBM/CBS) – Voters in Indiana go to the polls Tuesday to pick city and town governments and decide tax questions.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports, it’s primary election day for the state.

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The mayors’ offices and councils are up for grabs in many communities in Northwest Indiana, including Gary, Hammond and East Chicago.

In Gary, longtime mayor Rudy Clay has decided not to run, as he is suffering from prostate cancer.

But Clay did not end his campaign in time for his name to be removed from the ballot, so it’s conceivable that voters could choose him as the Democratic nominee anyway.

As the election gets underway appears there are only some minor hiccups, so far.

For one example, Miller resident Steven Hass, who gives WBBM 780 the overnight traffic report, found his polling place dark this morning.

“I had to go way to the back of the school to a door that we don’t even use as a parish of the church, but they’re using it today to vote, so I did finally find a place to vote – a little tricky, but I made it,” Hass said.

The Lake County, Ind., Election Board says a couple polling places opened late because people overslept, or couldn’t get into the building housing the polling place.