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Indiana sets record with 33 percent early voting in election

December 2, 2016

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the state set a record with 33 percent of voters in the Nov. 8 general election casting their ballots early.

Lawson said Friday this year's early-voting mark compares with 24 percent in 2008 and 22 percent in 2012.

Lawson said the overall election turnout of 58 percent of registered voters fell short of the level of 62 percent in 2008, when President Barack Obama, a Democrat, won his first term. She said 2.8 million of Indiana's 4.8 million registered voters cast ballots this year in an election highlighted by Republican Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was Trump's running mate.

Marion County saw a 53 percent turnout of registered voters, with 19 percent voting early.

High overall turnouts were seen in several suburban counties, including Hendricks (70 percent), Hamilton (69 percent), Boone (67 percent) and Hancock (66 percent).

The highest percentage of turnout, at 71 percent, was seen in Decatur, LaGrange and Whitley counties.

The biggest early-voting percentages took place in Howard (71 percent), Hancock (69 percent), Montgomery (68 percent) and Boone (67 percent) counties.

The complete 2016 General Election Turnout and Absentee Chart with voter statistics for each county can be viewed here.

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