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Voter Turnout

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

Heavy voter turnout so far for presidential election

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board declared the county's voting machines to be in fine working order Friday for what looks to be a very busy election.

October 20, 2012 12:00 am
Rokita doubts polls showing Romney losing

Rokita doubts polls showing Romney losing

INDIANAPOLIS | As the presidential contenders prepare for their first debate tonight, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, said he doesn't believe the swing-state voter surveys that suggest President Barack Obama is likely to defeat his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

October 03, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Voter registration, turnout vital to rebuilding U.S.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voter registration, turnout vital to rebuilding U.S.

The future vitality of America hangs in the balance as we approach the pivotal and historic election on Nov. 6.

August 21, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana primary election voter turnout just 22 percent

INDIANAPOLIS | Only 22 percent of Indiana's 4.4 million registered voters cast a ballot in the May 8 primary election, according to final election results released Friday by Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

June 01, 2012 7:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Go to polls today because your vote counts

EDITORIAL: Go to polls today because your vote counts

Predictions for voter turnout in Indiana today are a case study in low expectations. It shouldn't be that way.

May 08, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: This year, your vote is crucial

EDITORIAL: This year, your vote is crucial

History is full of elections decided by one vote. Today's election could have races like that. More than ever, your vote is important.

November 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Vote, volunteer, campaign for better community

DOUG ROSS: Vote, volunteer, campaign for better community

If you thought low voter turnout would be a problem today, you should take a look at what's happening in The Pines.

November 08, 2011 12:00 am Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Improving turnout in municipal elections

Every four years, Indiana holds municipal elections, and every four years, turnout is dismally low. Newspapers editorialize about it. Candidates strive to increase it. Yet the numbers remain the same.

November 04, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Even the odds for municipal elections

DOUG ROSS: Even the odds for municipal elections

If you don't live in a city or town, with very few exceptions, you can't vote this year. Go back to sleep -- and dream of the Kernan-Shepard reforms coming true.

October 11, 2011 12:00 am Related

Lake County voters missing in action for primary

CROWN POINT | Three out of four of Lake County's registered voters treated Tuesday's primary as a day of abstinence and refused to pick any among the candidates in 70 contested municipal races.

May 05, 2011 11:00 am
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