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20 percent of Indiana voters cast ballots in May primary

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- About 20 percent of Indianaís registered voters cast ballots in last monthís midterm primary.

Thatís according to the Indiana Secretary of Stateís office, which released figures Thursday for the May 8 Republican or Democratic primaries.

Itís a significant increase over the 2014 midterm primary turnout, but a shade under 2010ís turnout, which was 21 percent.

One factor likely boosting interest this year -- at least on the Republican side -- was a contested GOP Senate race won by former state lawmaker Mike Braun. He beat U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer and now faces Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.

The state report shows the highest turnout was 57 percent in Jay County. The lowest was in Vanderburgh County, where 10 percent voted.

 

 

Posted 6/14/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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