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Indiana works to avoid record low election turnout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana's top elections official and leaders of both political parties are working to get more residents to vote in the November general election.

The May primary saw just 13 percent of Indiana's nearly 4.6 million registered voters cast a ballot. The November ballot lacks marquee races, and officials fear that could lead to the lowest general election voter turnout in state history

Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson has launched a $750,000 nonpartisan get-out-the-vote effort this year. Radio, television and newspaper ads focus on the value and potential decisiveness of each vote.

The Times reports ( the Republican and Democratic parties also are encouraging supporters to show up at the polls by going door to door and using social media.

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