Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

There’s been a lot more focus this election year on poll watchers – particularly after President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully.”

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb insists Hoosiers are safe at polling places across the state amid the ongoing pandemic. That’s despite a record new number of COVID-19 cases, long lines at the polls and some county clerks who refuse to follow Holcomb’s mask-wearing order.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

About 100,000 vote-by-mail ballots still haven’t been returned to county election administrators with just days to go before they’re due.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana’s State Health Commissioner says a COVID-19 vaccine could be available for some Hoosiers as early as mid to late November.

Darron Cummings / Associated Press

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s challengers – Democrat Dr. Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater – were on the attack in the last gubernatorial debate before Election Day.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana voters cannot ask state courts to extend polling hours on Election Day if there are problems at the polls.

DARRON CUMMINGS / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It’s likely more than 1 million Hoosiers will have voted before the second of two gubernatorial debates takes place Tuesday – and some question whether those debates can still have an impact because of their late date.

JUSTIN HICKS / IPB NEWS

Today is the last day for Hoosiers to request a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 3 election.

LAUREN CHAPMAN / IPB NEWS

Gov. Eric Holcomb insists there is no need to reimpose statewide COVID-19 restrictions.

JUSTIN HICKS / IPB NEWS

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the state will devote significant resources to nursing homes across Indiana in the next few weeks.

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