Update (9:32 p.m.)
In an additional set of results from Marion County, Hogsett leads with 59.65% of the vote, recording 95,134 votes. Shreve has 40.35% of the vote, recording 64,342 votes. These results are with 96.77% of precincts reporting.
Update (8:57 p.m.)
In an additional set of results from Marion County, Hogsett continues to lead with 58.99% of the vote, recording 78,377 votes. Shreve has 41.01% of the vote, recording 54,489 votes. These results are with 78.49% of precincts reporting.
Update (8:54 p.m.)
Shreve has conceded in the Indianapolis mayor’s race, according to FOX59/CBS4 reporters in the field.
Update (8:22 p.m.)
In an additional set of results from Marion County, Hogsett continues to lead with 59.08% of the vote, recording 65,623 votes. Shreve has 40.92% of the vote, recording 45,450 votes. These results are with 64.52% of precincts reporting.
Update (7:52 p.m.)
In an additional set of results from Marion County, Hogsett continues to lead with 59.39% of the vote, recording 54,738 votes. Shreve has 40.61% of the vote, recording 37,422 votes.
Update (7:40 p.m.)
In the first set of results from Marion County, Hogsett leads with 60.4% of the vote, recording 40,912 votes. Shreve has 38.6% of the vote, recording 25,722 votes. These results are with almost 25% of precincts reporting.
Update (6:10 p.m.)
Election Day polls are now closed. This story will be updated with results as they start coming in.
INDIANAPOLIS — After a months-long race, the Indianapolis mayor’s race is expected to end this evening after Election Day voting comes to a close.
Indianapolis residents have the choice between two candidates for the mayoral position: Mayor Joe Hogsett (D), the incumbent seeking his third term in who has touted the city’s successes and improvements on public safety and infrastructure, and Jefferson Shreve (R), a former City-County councilor who says the city is at a “flatline” and believes that the Hogsett administration has not done enough for the city of Indianapolis.
According to previous reports, both candidates have raised millions of dollars for their respective campaigns, a record amount for an Indianapolis mayoral race. Hogsett and Shreve appeared in late October for the last debate in the race, hosted by FOX59/CBS4. The candidates spoke about various topics, including the 2020 riots, the status of police officers in the city and the reinvention of downtown Indianapolis.
Hogsett said he is glad that the campaign is soon to be over. His plan on Election Day is to make his way around the community and talk with voters from all of Indianapolis’ townships.
“It’s been a long and hard fought campaign,” Hogsett said. “…I think it has gone according to the plan that we have put out. We have had several debates and we’ve had several joint appearances. So my opponent and I have had the opportunity to make our case to the voters and now it is in their hands.”
Shreve said while taking on an incumbent is tougher than a regular open election, he believes people are hungry for change, something that he would bring if he is elected as mayor.
“We had waged a really competitive mayoral campaign, which we have not seen in a few cycles and competition is good,” Shreve said. “This is good for our city.”
Hogsett said he believes there is more voter interest in this particular election. Based on what he has seen out of early voting totals and throughout Election Day, he said there could be record turnout.
Ultimately, Hogsett wants to be reelected so he can “finish the job.”
“I’ve enjoyed serving the people of Indianapolis for the last eight years and in no small measure because of the global pandemic, I’d like to finish the job and I think that can be done if I am given a third term,” Hogsett said. “I hope to be able to finish the job over the next four years and ride off into the political sunset.”
Through his campaign, Shreve said he is encouraging people to vote for what’s best for the city, and not necessarily by political party. Shreve stressed that it is about policies and how those impact the city.
“I want this job because I am convinced that I can make a difference in my city at a time when it really needs it,” Shreve said. “My wife Mary has been up for this crazy ride with me, so we are excited. I think we can get this done… “We’ve left it all on the mat and we’ve given this our all. I hope the citizens see that.
On Election Day, polls are open throughout Marion County until 6 p.m. Click here to see the Election Day voting locations throughout the county.
Look below for live results in the Indianapolis mayor’s race after results begin to come in Tuesday evening.
For a look at more 2023 Election Day results, click the link below:
- Election 2023: Indianapolis City-County Council Races
- Election 2023: Central Indiana School Referenda
- Election 2023: Carmel and other Central Indiana mayoral races