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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout"

Dan Carden reported over the weekend in the NWI Times in a story that begins:

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.

Most nearby states did much better. Minnesota's 76.1-percent turnout was highest in the nation, followed by Wisconsin at 73 percent. Iowa pulled in 70 percent, Michigan and Ohio both had 65 percent and Illinois' turnout was 59 percent.

Kentucky was slightly worse than Indiana at 55.9 percent.

States with the highest voter turnout tended to employ a variety of tools aimed at encouraging residents to exercise the right to vote.

Here are some practices used by other states that could result in higher Hoosier turnout if adopted by Indiana lawmakers:

See the story!

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 2, 2014 08:56 AM
Posted to Indiana Government