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Fewer Hoosiers voted in 2012, tally shows

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Fifty-eight percent of registered Indiana voters cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election – the same percentage as in 2004 but a decline from the 2008 vote, when 62 percent of Hoosiers voted.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Thursday released the 2012 General Election Turnout and Absentee Report that provides a county-by-county breakdown of voter turnout. A total of 2,663,367 voted, and the report also provides a breakdown by county of in-person and absentee voting.

Among the statistics:

  • Turnout was highest in northeastern Indiana’s Wells County, where 72 percent of registered voters cast ballots.
  • Turnout was lowest (46 percent) in southern Indiana’s Scott County.
  • Statewide, 22 percent of voters cast absentee ballots. At the high end was Cass County, where a remarkable 60 percent of ballots were absentee. On the low end was Randolph County, where absentee ballots were just 5 percent of the total.
  •  In Johnson County, which this year introduced voting centers, turnout was 61 percent. Among those who voted in the county, 35 percent cast absentee ballots.
  • Blackford, Vanderburgh and Switzerland counties also employed voting centers for the first time, but turnout was lower, at 54, 51 and 51 percent, respectively.


In a statement, Lawson said she plans to travel the state next year and bring together local leaders to discuss the vote center model and to help counties properly plan for a 2014 or 2015 rollout.

 

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  1. Such things are no more elections than those in the late, unlamented Soviet Union.

  2. It appears the police and prosecutors are allowed to change the rules halfway through the game to suit themselves. I am surprised that the congress has not yet eliminated the right to a trial in cases involving any type of forensic evidence. That would suit their foolish law and order police state views. I say we eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed by members of congress and other government employees. Of course they would never do that. They are all corrupt cowards!!!

  3. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  4. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  5. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

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