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Secretary of State Releases 2016 General Election Voter Turnout Report
Updated December 5, 2016 7:19 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Secretary of State Connie Lawson Friday announced that 58 percent or 2,807,676 of Indiana's 4.8 million registered voters cast a vote in the November 8 General Election.

The complete 2016 General Election Turnout and Absentee Chart with voter statistics for each county can be viewed online. The report was compiled by the Secretary of State's office using voter data gathered in Indiana's 92 counties.

In Lawrence 33,367 voters registered to vote, of those 19,541 with a 59 percent turnout. Of those 12,375 went to the polls on Election Day and 7,166 voted absentee or 37 percent.

"Early voting reached a record high of 33 percent this year," said Secretary Lawson. "Hoosiers continue to take advantage of the options counties and the state have provided to make voting easier."

In 2008, early voting was at 24 percent and in 2012, it was at 22 percent.

Candidates and issues continue to drive turnout in elections. Voter Turnout in the 2016 is comparable to 2008. In 2008, 62 percent of registered Hoosiers voted in the General Election. In 2012, 58 percent of Hoosiers voted in the General Election. This year was a record setting year with 2,807,676 Hoosiers casting a ballot, more than in 2008 and 2012.

Congratulations to Decatur, LaGrange and Whitley Counties on having the highest turnout in the state. All three reached 71 percent turnout. They were followed by Hendricks, Vermillion and Wells counties at 70 percent.

Turnout statistics for previous elections can be found online at http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2983.htm.



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