Local election turnout among the highest in the state

Daviess County had the 3rd highest voter turnout in the state in May’s Primary Election.

        Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson reports that the county with the highest turnout was Jay County.  57% of its registered voters voted on May 2nd.   Jay was followed by Crawford with 38% and Daviess with 35%.  Fountain and Jackson Counties also had 35%.

        Statewide, 20% of Indiana’s 4.4 million registered voters cast a ballot in the primary. That amounts to 870,336 people.

        Lawson says the 2018 primary represented a significant increase from the 2014 midterm and is comparable to the 2010 primary. 

        The 20% turnout this year is the highest in 8 years.  Lawson contributes the increase to Hoosiers taking advantage of options the state has provided to make voting easier.