Lawson releases 2018 general election voter turnout report
Secretary of State Connie Lawson today announced that 51 percent or 2,308,258 of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters cast a vote in the Nov. 6 General Election.
The complete 2018 General Election Turnout and Absentee Chart with voter statistics for each county can be viewed online at https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2018%20General%20Election%20Turnout%20from%20the%20ENR%20page.pdf.
According to the chart, Dearborn County has 38,789 registered voters with 21,059 voting, 54 percent turnout.
The report was compiled by the Secretary of State’s office using voter data supplied by the office of the County Election Board in Indiana’s 92 counties.
“This is the highest midterm turnout in over two decades,” said Secretary Lawson. “The last time we saw a midterm with turnout in the 50s was in 1994. Both of these election cycles highlight how candidates and issues drive higher turnout in elections.”
Early voting popularity continues to soar. In 2014, only 16 percent of voters cast a ballot early. This year, that number was doubled to 32 percent.
Congratulations to Henry County on having the highest turnout in the state at 64 percent. They were followed by Spencer County at 62 percent.
Turnout statistics for previous elections can be found online at https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2983.htm.