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Voter Turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

Increasing voter turnout is vital to promoting a healthy democracy and building support for the democratic process.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
BOB HEISSE: Chime in about voting, get ready to participate at the polls

BOB HEISSE: Chime in about voting, get ready to participate at the polls

Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer for some, the start of college football for others and the political campaign season for all.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.

August 11, 2014 2:15 pm Related

Second effort to identify outdated voter records underway

INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson has identified 727,000 potentially inaccurate voter registration records across Indiana.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Primary election turnout just 13 percent

Primary election turnout just 13 percent

INDIANAPOLIS | Fewer Hoosiers voted in the May 6 primary than in any statewide election over the past quarter-century, and possibly ever.

June 03, 2014 1:55 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Blame state, not Lake, for low voter turnout

RICH JAMES: Blame state, not Lake, for low voter turnout

You may have heard that just 12.8 percent of Lake County’s registered voters cast ballots during the May 6 primary election.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Expect strong turnout of black voters

RICH JAMES: Expect strong turnout of black voters

Speculation in Lake County Democratic circles prior to a primary election is all about voter turnout.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County clerk proposes big election savings

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board will meet next Friday to decide whether to buy an e-pollbook system and printer that County Clerk Karen Martin said could save thousands of dollars a year now spent on unused ballots.

March 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Polls close in former U.S. Rep. Jackson's district

CHICAGO | Most polls have closed in the primary election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

February 26, 2013 7:15 pm
Ind. voter turnout was 58 percent, lower than 2008 levels

Ind. voter turnout was 58 percent, lower than 2008 levels

INDIANAPOLIS | Fifty-eight percent of registered Indiana voters cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 election, according to voter turnout data released Thursday by Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

November 29, 2012 5:30 pm Related
2012 Indiana voter turnout, by county

2012 Indiana voter turnout, by county

November 29, 2012 1:59 pm
Voter turnout in Porter County rivals that of four years ago

Voter turnout in Porter County rivals that of four years ago

Voting was brisk throughout Porter County on Tuesday, with many reporting lines at polling places before they opened at 6 a.m.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Elections officials: Voter turnout appears steady, doesn't match fever of 2008

Elections officials: Voter turnout appears steady, doesn't match fever of 2008

Ronald Williams walked nearly two miles in the 26-degree predawn hours to be one of the first in line to vote Tuesday.

November 06, 2012 7:35 pm Related
Unusual spots host Hammond voters

Unusual spots host Hammond voters

November 06, 2012 7:26 pm Photos

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Chicago-area officials: Voter turnout to be strong

CHICAGO | Chicago-area election officials say they expect voter turnout for Tuesday's election to be heavy — if not as heavy as four years ago.

November 06, 2012 12:00 am
Lake County party leaders predict races as pace of early voting picks up

Lake County party leaders predict races as pace of early voting picks up

CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's political parties are drawing comfort from the recent surge of early voters in advance of Tuesday's general election.

November 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The images of houses under water in New York and New Jersey because of Superstorm Sandy call to mind the thousands of Northwest Indiana homes flooded in 2008 following a major storm.

November 02, 2012 6:30 pm
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