Low voter turnout for primary across Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A ho-hum Indiana primary election without a key statewide race or issue to pique interest failed to draw many voters to polling booths.

The Indianapolis Star reports fewer than 8 percent of registered voters in Indianapolis cast ballots. Records kept by the Indiana secretary of state’s office show that that’s the lowest voter turnout for any nonmunicipal election in Marion County in at least 25 years.

Election officials in some of the state’s other large counties reported similar results. Allen County (Fort Wayne) had 12 percent turnout and Lake County’s primary (Gary) drew 12.8 percent of voters, while fewer than 6 percent of voters in Vanderburgh County (Evansville) bothered to go to the polls.

The secretary of state’s office expects to report statewide voter turnout on or after May 20.

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