Elkhart County voters mob the polls, cast ballots in presidential and local races

Sunday May 8, 2016

Which one does not fit? From outside Jimtown HS, Elkhart #truthelex16

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Elections came to Indiana, generating a huge turnout locally (as primaries go). Now they’re gone, at least until the November general election.

Election Day, last Tuesday, was a wild ride, and Elkhart Truth staffers, myself included, fed a live online blog throughout the day with tweets (50 or so), Instagram pictures and more, giving the public a sense of what was going on here locally during polling, in real time. The presidential contest in Indiana was big news, but my focus was on local races.

I traveled to several polling places, speaking to poll workers, candidates and voters. I also called election officials. Here’s a taste of some of my contributions to the blog:

Here’s a table I pulled together showing the spike in turnout relative to prior Elkhart County primaries (click the table for a link to an interactive version):

Elkhart County voter turnout spiked on Election Day, May 3, 2016, relative to prior primaries. By Tim Vandenack

Elkhart County voter turnout spiked on Election Day, May 3, 2016, relative to prior primaries. By Tim Vandenack

Here are links to two of the election stories I did:

 

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