Lawson Confirms Indiana Voter Turnout Lower Than 2008

More than 2.6 million of Indiana's 4.5 million registered voters cast ballots this year.

Electronic Voting

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Several counties switched to vote centers this year, at least on a trial basis.

Despite voter turnout of nearly 60-percent, the 2012 general election still did not beat the records set in 2008.

According to a report from Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office, 2.6 million of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters cast ballots this year. The reports also says that while early voting also didn’t reach 2008 levels, almost 600,000 Hoosiers took advantage of early or absentee voting.

Wells County in Northeast Indiana had the highest turnout at 72-percent, while Scott County in the southern part of the state had only 46-percent turnout.

See the full report here.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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