2020 General Election

Poll workers at the Hardin County Emergency Operations Center in Eldora were busy Tuesday checking in voters and processing ballots. 

A flood of absentee ballots proved too much for Hardin County’s tabulation machine to handle on Tuesday. A mechanical malfunction delayed final results of one of the most watched general elections in years, which in Hardin County turned out to be an overwhelming victory for Republicans up and down the ticket.

Hardin County Attorney Darrell Meyer announced just after 6 p.m. Tuesday that local results of the election would be delayed until midnight or later “due to the high volume of absentee ballots and the time it takes to accurately process those ballots”. In actuality, it took until after 4 a.m. Wednesday to finish the count. (Because of the delayed results, the Nov. 4 Times Citizen does not include a breakdown of vote totals for each candidate.)

2020 General Election

Hardin County voters turned out in massive numbers on Tuesday. Unofficial results show nearly 76 percent of the county's registered voters cast ballots in this year's general election.

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