(Undated) - Voter participation is not very high in Indiana according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Only 40 percent of Hoosier adults voted in the November 2010 general election based on data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. That’s below the national average of 45.5 percent.
The turnout was particularly bad among young voters. Only ten percent of Hoosiers age 18 to 24 turned in a ballot.
People age 65 to 74 were the most active voters last November, with 58.9 percent casting a vote.
Common reasons people gave for not voting included that they were too busy or believed that their vote would not matter.
The Census data also shows that minorities – blacks and Hispanics – made up 10 percent of Indiana’s voters in 2010.