Primary turnout on par with past years

After low turnouts in recent elections, Johnson County beat the state average this spring.

In this year’s primary election, 40 percent of local voters cast a ballot for races including county commissioner and council, state senate and president.

Across Indiana, the state’s 92 counties had an average turnout of 38 percent, according to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office.

During last year’s elections, Johnson County had one of the lowest turnouts statewide.

This year, Switzerland County in southeastern Indiana had the lowest turnout at 31 percent. The highest turnout: Vermillion County in western Indiana at 51 percent, according to the secretary of state’s office.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.