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‘No correlation’ between early voting and voter turnout, secretary of state says

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As far as Secretary of State Connie Lawson is concerned, the candidates and the issues, not necessarily the number of early polling sites, drive voter turnout. Rather, she said to a group of lawmakers Wednesday at the Interim Study Committee on Elections, early voting benefits people who vote in […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: More opportunities to register to vote at the BMV

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute,­ argues Indiana has a problem with voter turnout. For the 2014 midterm election, Indiana had the lowest voter turnout or among […]

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Indiana prepares for potential cyber attacks on Election Day

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With Election Day rolling in, the Indiana Secretary of State’s office is taking extra measures to prepare for a potential cyber attack. Multiple intelligence sources said U.S. officials are “deeply concerned about and are preparing for some sort of cyber chaos” on Election Day, according to an NBC News […]

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What to know before you head to the polls

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — By this point after the months of campaigning and advertisments, all voters know Election Day is Nov. 8, but here are the answers to some questions you might still have. When the polls are open? The polls are open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Election Day. To find […]

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Straight-ticket voting change could surprise voters

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For faithful Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians in Indiana, voting on Election Day is simple. Walk into the booth and check one box to select every candidate from their party. But beginning this election the straight-ticket option will not include all partisan races. In an effort to clear up confusion, […]

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Youngest Indiana delegate sees the convention as a dream come true

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — At the age of 14, Krishna Pathak knew he would visit the Democratic National Convention one day. And he was right. But the Indiana University sophomore, now 18, never dreamed he would be Indiana’s youngest delegate at the 2016 convention. “I think it’s great,” Pathak said. “I don’t leave Indiana […]

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Sanders brings in new voters, Indiana Democrats work to keep them

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — To former Indiana Rep. Dennis Avery, Bernie Sanders “brought new blood into the party.” “I think a lot of these young people you see in this room today, they’re going to stay in the party,” he said during an interview at the Democratic National Convention where he is serving as […]

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State releases primary voting numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Friday 38 percent of Indiana’s registered voters showed up at polling stations in the May 3 primary election. “When Hoosiers are excited about candidates, it drives turnout,” Lawson said in a statement. “When you compare the turnout numbers for this year and 2008, […]

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What to know before heading to the polls

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — The May primary election is nearly here. Here’s what to know before heading to the polls. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m on May 3. The Indiana Voters website can be used to give directions to the nearest polling place and likely can clear […]

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Voter registration deadline approaches

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— The voter registration deadline for the primary election is approaching. Registration for voting will close on Monday, April 4. Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson, recently published a website—IndianaCivics.com.  The website is designed to educate students, voters and teachers about state symbols and natural resources. Most of the answers to […]

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