Why Do the Polls Close at 6 p.m.? It’s All Politics

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No disrespect to my Indiana Chamber colleagues who compiled this always useful publication, but one question remains unanswered. Why, oh why, does Indiana have the earliest poll closing time (tied with Kentucky and maybe a few others) in the country on Election Day at 6 p.m.?

There has to be a story behind it. Who can help me out?