Time left to vote in the 2024 Indiana Primary

The Indiana Citizen reports more than 8,700 candidates are running in the May 7, 2024, primary. (Photo/Pexels.com)

This story was originally published by Indiana News Service (INNS), part of the Public News Service network.

By Joe Ulery, producer

Indiana News Service

April 16, 2024

It just got easier for Hoosiers to study who is running in the upcoming May primary.

The Indiana Citizen, a nonpartisan news platform, has published its election guide to help make sense of the thousands of candidates whose names will appear on ballots.

Bill Moreau, its publisher, said this is the fourth election in which The Indiana Citizen has participated, but it is its first primary election. He hopes voters will use the online tool to improve the state’s civic health.

“Indiana continues to be ranked among the very bottom for voter registration, civic literacy and turnout,” Moreau pointed out. “We wanted to do something to contribute toward the civic health but also providing unbiased information to voters.”

According to Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales, voter turnout voter turnout for Indiana in the last comparable election in June 2020 was 24-percent.

The Indiana Citizen is working with Franklin College and The Statehouse File and will provide election results in November. The partnership is the result of the Free Press Indiana initiative.

Moreau noted the goal is to display every candidate’s name — from president to state convention delegates — on any Indiana voter’s primary ballot.

“That will permit voters to, just by typing in their address, find out who’s on their ballot and click on the name and go to the information about that candidate,” Moreau explained.

Early voting is underway through May 6 in Indiana.


This story has been updated to include the voter turnout data from the 2020 primary.

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