Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced yesterday that according to the official canvass of primary election returns recently certified by the Election Division, 20 percent, or 870,336 of Indiana’s 4.4 million registered voters cast a vote in the May 8 Primary Election. The complete 2018 Primary Election Turnout and Absentee Chart with voter statistics for each county can be viewed online (at:
The report was compiled by the Secretary of State’s office using voter data gathered in Indiana’s 92 counties. Voter turnout in the 2018 primary represents a significant increase from the 2014 midterms and is comparable to the 2010 midterm primary. In 2014, 13 percent of registered Hoosiers voted in the primary election. In 2010, 21 percent of Hoosiers voted in the primary. In contrast, Iowa’s Des Moines Register is boasting that, “Iowans busted the voter turnout record” earlier this month with 13.1 percent.