The WFIU-WTIU news team estimates voter turnout in Indiana is about 8 percent lower than in the 2008 presidential election.
May’s primary drew 38-percent of registered Indiana voters, just short of 2008’s high water mark of 40-percent.
Last year’s early voting turnout was abnormally low in Monroe County, but this year officials are preparing for record turnout.
In Monroe County, a mere 12.3 percent of voters went to the polls — a slight increase from 2011.
What’s behind Indiana’s low voter turnout, the spike in deaths from Henry County's rare form of brain cancer and badges making their way into the classroom.
While the turnout is a slight increase from four years ago, it's much lower than in other communities throughout the state.
The total number of voters that cast ballots in May is actually down over the last four municipal election cycles.
Legislators could convene for a one-day session in June. Read more in our morning roundup.
In-person early voter turnout was 2.9 percent in Monroe County.
Last year only 13 percent of registered Indiana voters went to the polls for May’s primary election – the lowest number for the state in more than two decades.