Despite national concerns, increased voting, Hamilton County on track to tally results on Election Night

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / People wait in line to vote at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Signal Mountain, Tenn.

As polls closed at 8 p.m., Hamilton County officials anticipated producing full local results Tuesday night, and lines were diminishing at polling places.

Just after 8, Kendall Godwin and mother Jenna Godwin, both of Ooltewah, were about halfway through one of the longest remaining lines at Ooltewah Seventh-Day Adventist Church after waiting for 40 minutes.

"It's moving fast," Kendall said, describing the line that snaked well into the parking lot when she got here. "I'm impressed."

"I am pleasantly surprised," Jenna added. "I didn't think I'd get home until 10:00."

When asked why they waited to vote until Election Day, Jenna said, "I'm a procrastinator."