Voters line up to cast their ballots early voting at the City-County building in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

Indianapolis Star

With less than a month until Election Day, many Hoosiers have already or plan to cast their votes early. The candidates names printed on each of those ballots represent a spectrum of ideologies and philosophies, but it’s often their approach to issues like health care, education, taxes and job creation that influence a voter’s selection. 

Nationally, the biggest race on the ballot is the presidential election, as President Donald Trump vies against former Vice President Joe Biden to stay in the White House.

Both parties are seeking to take hold of Indiana’s 5th Congressional District , which stretches from Indianapolis to the city of Marion and includes Hamilton County. Democrat Christina Hale, Republican Victoria Spartz and Libertarian Ken Tucker are facing off in the conservative-leaning district represented by