INDIANAPOLIS(January 3, 2020) — Secretary of State Connie Lawson today announced that 23 percent or 645,458 of the 2,851,245 Hoosiers who were eligible to vote in the November 5, 2019 municipal general election cast a ballot. Not all Hoosier voters were eligible to vote in the November 5 municipal elections. Only voters who live in a city or town with an election or in a school corporation conducting a construction or tax levy referendum were eligible to vote.
“Congratulations to Perry County for having the highest turnout rate in the state at 43 percent,” said Secretary Lawson. “As I review the turnout numbers, it appears the areas with the highest turnout had contested races or issues. We continue to see that issues and candidates drive turnout in elections and this is especially true with local races.”
Perry County had multiple contested races on the ballot including mayor, clerk-treasurer, and city council. Jefferson County had the second-highest turnout rate at 41 percent. Jefferson County had multiple contested seats on the ballot including city council.
The complete 2019 General Election Turnout and Absentee Chart with voter statistics for each county can be viewed online at www.in.gov/sos/elections. 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. Turnout statistics for previous elections can be found online at www.in.gov/sos/elections/2983.htm.