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Indiana Voter Registration Surpasses 2008 Figures
Updated September 28, 2016 7:50 PM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - New numbers from the Indiana Secretary of State's office show that 200,000 more residents have registered to vote in this year's presidential election than four years ago.

The Indianapolis Star ( ) reports that 4.7 million residents are currently registered to vote - more than the 4.5 million who were registered in the 2008 race between President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. John McCain.

There is still more than a week to go before the Oct. 11 registration deadline.

Social media site Facebook began running a promotion Friday, providing links for its users to register to vote. That day, 21,000 signed up to vote in Indiana. That number rose to 30,000 through the weekend.

The secretary of state's office says Friday was the third-highest daily total ever for online registrations.

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