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New app puts voter registration in palm of hand

INDIANAPOLIS | A voter registration application for mobile devices is one of two new programs from Secretary of State Connie Lawson aimed at encouraging Hoosiers to register to vote before the Oct. 6 deadline, and to cast a ballot on Election Day, Nov. 4.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm

Try to list successful states headed by Dems

This challenge goes out to Vicky Koegel of Dyer, who wrote about the importance of voting Republicans out.

September 18, 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

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
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
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Tom Skurka, of St. John, votes Tuesday at Clark Middle School in St. John.

May 06, 2014 5:21 pm
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Claudia Zikas, of St. John, right, checks in with polling clerk Verene Jukovich before voting Tuesday at Clark Middle School in St. John.

May 06, 2014 5:21 pm
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Claudia Zikas, of St. John, walks away from the voting booths after voting at Clark Middle School in St. John.

May 06, 2014 5:21 pm
Low turnout reported in Lake County primary

Low turnout reported in Lake County primary

CROWN POINT | Ethard McIlroy has worked on election day for years and estimates Tuesday's voter turnout could be one of the worst in years. 

May 06, 2014 7:35 am Photos

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Political signs, hand shaking and door-to-door canvassing end Tuesday

Sometime in early April the signs started popping up like mushrooms in yards all across the region. Campaign season will do that to most any disciplined political organization.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs open primary elections

Indiana's primary election system is dysfunctional. What the state really needs is an open primary system.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

House demands Lake County look at voting precinct consolidation

INDIANAPOLIS | The GOP-controlled Indiana House approved legislation Tuesday that would order Lake County to devise a plan to reduce the number of precincts with fewer than 500 active voters.

February 25, 2014 7:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Support candidates who support voting rights

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support candidates who support voting rights

As we begin ramping up for yet another round of local, statewide and national elections, I will use this forum to address community engagement.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Check all these boxes to fight for liberty, justice

Are you aware of your power to solve our nation’s problems? It involves these ingredients: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, the cartridge box and the confessional box.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am

Meet Fulbright Scholar at local League meeting

HAMMOND | Fulbright Scholar Rukhsana Hasan, director of Gender Studies at Fatima Jinna Women's University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, will be speaking on women's rights in relationship to voting in Pakistan at Thursday's meeting of  the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
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