Indiana turnout for General Election highest since 1992

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Almost 3.1 million, or 65%, of Indiana’s 4.7 million registered voters cast a vote in the Nov. 3 General Election, Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Tuesday.

The pandemic played a major role in how people voted in the election, with 62% of the vote statewide coming through absentee ballots.

The turnout was not a record, but it topped every General Election since 1992, when 73.8% of those registered to vote cast a ballot. Only 7% of those who voted in 1992 voted with an absentee ballot.

In the 2016 and 2012 General Election, voter turnout was at 58 percent. In 2008, 62 percent of registered Hoosiers voted.

Hamilton and Wells Counties led Indiana counties with the highest turnout in the state in 2020, at 75 percent. They were followed by Greene, Hancock and Whitley at 74 percent.

In Marion County, turnout was 59%, and 55% of the vote came through absentee ballots.

Voting results for each county can be found here.

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6 thoughts on “Indiana turnout for General Election highest since 1992

  1. A job well done to Indiana’s leaders to process so many absentee ballots while successfully navigating the pandemic for an election that was completely void of any hint whatsoever of the shenanigans which have obviously taken place in some states. Very proud to be a Hoosier.

  2. I was looking for the turnout percentages for the rest of the counties but only found returns rather than turnout. Can you publish the turnout percentages for each county too?

  3. Hamilton County had the highest turnout and yet 1 in 4 did not vote in that county. That surprises me and sad that so many sat on the sidelines. Everyone I know voted so what are the demographics of people not voting?