Associated Press

Raise a glass, Indiana voters!

A state law barring alcohol sales before the close of polls on Election Day has been lifted, so there's no longer any need to wait to celebrate if you think your preferred candidates won — or drown your sorrows if you're worried about defeat.

The first polls close in parts of Indiana at 6 p.m. EST.

The state legislature passed a law in March 2010 that repealed a ban on selling alcohol while polls are open. That ban had been on the books for years, according to John Livengood, president of associations representing Indiana's restaurants, hotels and liquor stores.

Only two states — Kentucky and South Carolina — still bar the sale of alcohol on Election Day.

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