May’s primary drew 38-percent of registered Indiana voters, just short of 2008’s high water mark of 40-percent.
All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are extending hours May 2 and 3 to accommodate Hoosiers needing proper identification for voting.
Officials say the upcoming presidential primaries led to a vast increase in the amount of voter registrations in certain counties in the past week.
Straight ticket allows voting for all members of one party with a single box on a ballot. A group of lawmakers is trying to end the practice for a second year.
In Monroe County, a mere 12.3 percent of voters went to the polls — a slight increase from 2011.
Monroe County Elections Supervisor Tressia Martin says more than 200 people have already voted since early voting opened in Bloomington on Monday.
Owensville, Indiana is dealing with high levels of nitrate in their water supply, and it may force them to drill an entirely new well.
Technical support for electronic poll books and increased staffing are the primary reason for the additional funding.
Pro-LGBT groups say they’re going to organize a voter registration drive as part of their push to obtain civil rights protections for the LGBT community.
Legislators could convene for a one-day session in June. Read more in our morning roundup.