About 20 percent of Indiana’s registered voters cast ballots in last month’s midterm primary.
That’s according to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office, which released figures Thursday for the May 8 Republican or Democratic primaries.
It’s a significant increase over the 2014 midterm primary turnout, but a shade under 2010’s turnout, which was 21 percent.
One factor likely boosting interest this year – at least on the Republican side – was a contested GOP Senate race won by former state lawmaker Mike Braun. He beat U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer and now faces Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.