Secretary Lawson Releases 2014 General Election Voter Turnout Report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Tuesday afternoon, Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced that 30 percent, or 1,388,965, of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters cast a vote in the November 4th General Election.

There was not a gubernatorial or senate race on the ballot. The last time this occurred was in 2002, when voter turnout was 39 percent.


Several Indiana counties saw voter turnout higher than 40 percent. Martin, Ohio, Perry, Pike and Spencer all had at least a 48 percent turnout rate. Jay County had the highest turnout rate in the state at 52 percent. Johnson County had the lowest turnout in the state at 24 percent. Allen County was near the bottom, with 29 percent voter turnout.


Voter turnout is calculated by dividing the number of voters voting by the number of registered voters. In May of this year, the Secretary of State’s office began working with county election officials to update Indiana’s voter list.

As we continue to update our voter list, we will have a clearer picture of Indiana’s voter turnout numbers in future elections,” said Secretary Lawson. “Bloated lists artificially deflate our state’s turnout numbers. By using only active voters, we can give election officials, the media and voters a more accurate number.”

If Indiana’s voter turnout were based upon voter participation of active voters instead of including inactive voters, Indiana’s actual turnout would be 36.4 percent.



The complete 2014 General Election Turnout Chart for each county can be viewed here: