Research shows Indiana ranks among worst for voter turnout

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INDIANA (WEHT) – Research shows Indiana ranks among the bottom in the nation when it comes to voter turnout, but state officials are looking to change that.

The latest edition of the Indiana Civic Health Index has been released. Over the past eight years, it studied how Indiana does in voting and community participation.

Retired Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard says Indiana ranks among the bottom 10 in voter turnout, but hopes to change that with two initiatives.

“There’s a launch to see how well we do at teaching younger people and for that matter grownup, older people about civic involvement where they can get connected, and also making an enormous move through a new organization called indianacitizen.org. It’s objective will be to boost that participation in the 2020 election.”

Shepard says the index shows Hoosiers are participating in their communities more than the national average.

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(This story was originally published on November 21, 2019)

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