(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Voter turnout in Indiana was stronger than usual during the midterm election earlier this month.
The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office says 1.79 million Hoosiers cast a ballot. That’s 41 percent of the state’s 4.33 million registered voters.
“Indiana and the 30,000 poll workers executed another smooth, successful election,” Rokita said. “We can now confirm that voter turnout was 41 percent, and 14 percent of those voters cast absentee ballots. All of this information and more can be found in the easily accessible, printable document on the Election Division’s website.”
During the last midterm election in 2006, 40 percent of the state’s voters turned out.
The Nov. 2 election interest was notably less than the 2008 presidential election, however. That year, 2.8 million or 62 percent of registered Hoosier voters cast a ballot.
See local results from the Nov. 2 election by going to Eagle 99.3's Indiana Votes 2010 webpage.