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Thumbs down: The capital of apathy

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Thumbs down: The capital of apathy

Hoosiers, overall, are no model of civic engagement. Almost half, or 2.7 million of the state's 4.5 million registered voters did not bother to turn out to the polls in the November election - 58 percent, 4 percentage points behind the 2008 general election and steady with the turnout reported in 2004. Marion County, with its 56 percent turnout (or 361,278 of 640,525 registered voters voting), mirrored the majority of the state; most counties' turnout rates were in the range of 50-60 percent. Congratulations to Adams and Well County for breaking the glass ceiling into the 70s. One wonders how mad we'd have to be at government to get into the 80s.

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