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DID REDISTRICTING MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Amid Democratic strength elsewhere, Indiana’s deep red election returns leave reformers discouraged.

The following report was written by Indiana journalist Mary Dieter for The Indiana Citizen. November 16, 2022 While Republicans across the country scored fewer electoral victories last week than pundits and polls had predicted, the GOP maintained its grip on electoral power in Indiana. The midterm election was the first since the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly […]

BIG STATEHOUSE WINS FOR REPUBLICANS: Secretary of State-elect Morales and continuing supermajorities in redrawn Senate and House districts

Republicans kept their lock on the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday as Secretary of State nominee Diego Morales (above, center) dashed Democratic hopes of a statewide win and GOP supermajorities remained intact in both the state Senate and House. Republicans also scored statewide wins with U.S. Sen Todd Young winning a second term by easily outpolling Democratic […]

‘MONEY FOLLOWS POWER:’ The totals rolling into Indiana’s race for secretary of state are nearly twice those of recent elections.

The following report was written by Indiana journalists Barb Berggoetz and Steve Hinnefeld for The Indiana Citizen. November 3, 2022  Indiana’s hotly contested and closely watched campaign for secretary of state has drawn more than $2 million in contributions – far more than recent contests for the sometimes overlooked state office.  Republican Diego Morales has […]

WE’RE HIRING: In partnership with the Indianapolis Recorder, Indiana Citizen reopens search for full-time reporter. Read the job posting here

The Indiana Citizen, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and information platform focused on the civic health of Indiana, is reopening its search for a full-time reporter on issues of racial justice in our state. For this position, The Indiana Citizen will partner with the Indianapolis Recorder, the nation’s fourth-oldest surviving African American newspaper and a leading […]

CIVIC HEALTH INDEX: With some of the nation’s most restrictive voting laws, Indiana’s turnout dips even lower in national ranks

The 2021 Indiana Civic Health Index unveiled Tuesday showed that although the state has taken its first steps toward improving civic education in its schools, Hoosiers still rank low nationally for participation in the voting process. Civic health can be evaluated statistically through measures such as voter registration and turnout but also takes into account the overall […]

New study finds Indiana among the most gerrymandered states in the U.S.

A new academic study of Indiana’s 2011 redistricting, commissioned by the nonpartisan Women4ChangeIndiana and released Monday, has found “a very large pro-Republican bias” that is among the most extreme in the nation, according to the author, a nationally recognized expert on gerrymandering. Women4ChangeIndiana, an Indianapolis-based group founded to “educate, equip and mobilize Hoosiers to create […]