A record 3 million Hoosiers voted in the Nov. 3 general election

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 16:23:52-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A record-setting 3 million Hoosiers voted in the 2020 election, the Indiana Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday.

Turnout for the election was 65%, the highest turnout percentage the state has seen since 1992, Secretary of State Connie Lawson said.

"We continue to see that candidates and issues drive turnout," Lawson said. "Presidential elections tend to have higher turnout rates. That held true this year with 65% of Hoosiers turning out to vote, the highest percentage we've seen since 1992."

The official tally shows 3,068,542 of Indiana's 4.7 million registered voters cast a vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

Turnout in both 2016 and 2012 was 58 percent, Lawson's office said. In 2008, 62 percent of registered Hoosiers voted in the general election.

The data shows that Hamilton and Wells counties had the highest turnout in the state at 75%. They were followed by Greene, Hancock, and Whitley counties at 74%.