Primary election today in Indiana

It’s primary election day for the state of Indiana, and voters have until 6 pm to cast their ballots.  Most will turn out to pick Democratic and Republican nominees for mayors and city council seats.  Delaware and Madison County officials both say that morning rain, lower temperatures, and cloudy skies are contributing to low voter turnout today.  In Madison County, election director Mary Retherford says about 350 people voted early, which she says is average for primary elections.  Municipal elections always bring less people to the polls, and this year’s election is bringing less counties as well.  According to Indiana’s statewide voter registration department, 19 counties are not participating in the primary election.  In addition, Adams and Miami counties are holding only special elections.

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