IBJNews

Light turnout expected for Tuesday elections

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

A light turnout is likely Tuesday when voters go to the polls to choose Republican and Democratic nominees in county, legislative and congressional races.

The primary will be the first in a dozen years that the primary ticket won’t be led by a statewide office. There is no race for governor or U.S. Senate on the ballot this year, and the candidates for other statewide offices – auditor and treasurer – will be chosen at party conventions.

But county races are on the ballot and so are all 100 seats in the Indiana House of Representative seats and half of the state’s 50 Senate seats. Republicans hold an overwhelming majority in both legislative chambers. So Indiana Democrats say they are focusing their energy on the 2014 general elections, while the GOP primaries will feature several hotly contested races.

The May 6 elections will feature only one House Democrat race, the fewest ever. House District 11 is currently held by Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell. Lowell is retiring from the House to run for the Indiana Senate. The race for his seat will feature two-way primaries for both the Republicans and the Democrats.

Phillip Kuiper will face James Metro in the Democratic primary, while Michael Aylesworth and Michael Mears will compete for the Republican spot.

On the Republican side, Reps. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse, and Sen. John Waterman both face strong primary challenges. And a number of central Indiana races appear to be kicking up interest as well.

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters can find their polling place and copies of ballots online at www.indianavoters.com.

In Marion County, the clerk's office reported that 295 out of 296 polling locations opened on time at 6 a.m. The other site has since opened.

 


 

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Wake Up the Voters
    Just voted on the NE side. I was the only voter present. Looks like many incumbents will skate by. Would someone please wake up Indiana voters.

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. The deductible is entirely paid by the POWER account. No one ever has to contribute more than $25/month into the POWER account and it is often less. The only cost not paid out of the POWER account is the ER copay ($8-25) for non-emergent use of the ER. And under HIP 2.0, if a member calls the toll-free, 24 hour nurse line, and the nurse tells them to go to the ER, the copay is waived. It's also waived if the member is admitted to the hospital. Honestly, although it is certainly not "free" - I think Indiana has created a decent plan for the currently uninsured. Also consider that if a member obtains preventive care, she can lower her monthly contribution for the next year. Non-profits may pay up to 75% of the contribution on behalf of the member, and the member's employer may pay up to 50% of the contribution.

  2. I wonder if the governor could multi-task and talk to CMS about helping Indiana get our state based exchange going so Hoosiers don't lose subsidy if the court decision holds. One option I've seen is for states to contract with healthcare.gov. Or maybe Indiana isn't really interested in healthcare insurance coverage for Hoosiers.

  3. So, how much did either of YOU contribute? HGH Thank you Mr. Ozdemir for your investments in this city and your contribution to the arts.

  4. So heres brilliant planning for you...build a $30 M sports complex with tax dollars, yet send all the hotel tax revenue to Carmel and Fishers. Westfield will unlikely never see a payback but the hotel "centers" of Carmel and Fishers will get rich. Lousy strategy Andy Cook!

  5. AlanB, this is how it works...A corporate welfare queen makes a tiny contribution to the arts and gets tons of positive media from outlets like the IBJ. In turn, they are more easily to get their 10s of millions of dollars of corporate welfare (ironically from the same people who are against welfare for humans).

ADVERTISEMENT