Elections in Indiana are held to fill various local, state and federal seats. Special elections may be held to fill vacancies at other points in time.

In a 2020 study, Indiana was ranked as the 10th hardest state for citizens to vote in.[1]

Elections by year

2020
2019
2018
2016
2015
2014
2012
2011
2010
2008

March 11:

May 6:

November 4:

Election dates

United States presidential election results for Indiana[2]
Year Republican / Whig Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,729,863 56.91% 1,242,505 40.87% 67,413 2.22%
2016 1,557,286 56.42% 1,033,126 37.43% 169,963 6.16%
2012 1,422,872 54.04% 1,154,275 43.84% 55,996 2.13%
2008 1,345,648 48.81% 1,374,039 49.84% 36,971 1.34%
2004 1,479,438 59.94% 969,011 39.26% 19,553 0.79%
2000 1,245,836 56.65% 901,980 41.01% 51,486 2.34%
1996 1,006,693 47.13% 887,424 41.55% 241,725 11.32%
1992 989,375 42.91% 848,420 36.79% 468,076 20.30%
1988 1,297,763 59.84% 860,643 39.69% 10,215 0.47%
1984 1,377,230 61.67% 841,481 37.68% 14,358 0.64%
1980 1,255,656 56.01% 844,197 37.65% 142,180 6.34%
1976 1,183,958 53.32% 1,014,714 45.70% 21,690 0.98%
1972 1,405,154 66.11% 708,568 33.34% 11,807 0.56%
1968 1,067,885 50.29% 806,659 37.99% 249,053 11.73%
1964 911,118 43.56% 1,170,848 55.98% 9,640 0.46%
1960 1,175,120 55.03% 952,358 44.60% 7,882 0.37%
1956 1,182,811 59.90% 783,908 39.70% 7,888 0.40%
1952 1,136,259 58.11% 801,530 40.99% 17,536 0.90%
1948 821,079 49.58% 807,833 48.78% 27,302 1.65%
1944 875,891 52.38% 781,403 46.73% 14,797 0.88%
1940 899,466 50.45% 874,063 49.03% 9,218 0.52%
1936 691,570 41.89% 934,974 56.63% 24,353 1.48%
1932 677,184 42.94% 862,054 54.67% 37,689 2.39%
1928 848,290 59.68% 562,691 39.59% 10,333 0.73%
1924 703,042 55.25% 492,245 38.69% 77,103 6.06%
1920 696,370 55.14% 511,364 40.49% 55,230 4.37%
1916 341,005 47.44% 334,063 46.47% 43,780 6.09%
1912 151,267 23.11% 281,890 43.07% 221,317 33.82%
1908 348,993 48.40% 338,262 46.91% 33,871 4.70%
1904 368,289 53.99% 274,345 40.22% 39,551 5.80%
1900 336,063 50.60% 309,584 46.62% 18,447 2.78%
1896 323,754 50.82% 305,573 47.96% 7,792 1.22%
1892 255,615 46.17% 262,740 47.46% 35,258 6.37%
1888 263,361 49.05% 261,013 48.61% 12,575 2.34%
1884 238,489 48.15% 245,005 49.46% 11,838 2.39%
1880 232,164 49.33% 225,522 47.91% 12,986 2.76%
1876 208,011 47.39% 213,526 48.65% 17,374 3.96%
1872 186,147 53.00% 163,632 46.59% 1,417 0.40%
1868 176,552 51.39% 166,980 48.61% 0 0.00%
1864 150,422 53.60% 130,233 46.40% 0 0.00%
1860 139,033 51.09% 115,509 42.44% 17,601 6.47%
1856 94,375 40.09% 118,670 50.41% 22,386 9.51%
1852 80,901 44.17% 95,340 52.05% 6,929 3.78%
1848 69,907 45.77% 74,745 48.93% 8,100 5.30%
1844 67,867 48.42% 70,181 50.07% 2,106 1.50%
1840 65,302 55.86% 51,604 44.14% 0 0.00%
1836 41,281 55.97% 32,478 44.03% 0 0.00%

Except in special circumstances, all of Indiana's federal, state, and municipal elections occur on Election Day, being the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November. Except for members of the Indiana House of Representatives, all other elected state and municipal officials serve terms of four years.

Historically the states first elections were held on August 10, 1816. Thereafter elections occurred on the first Monday of October until 1852 when elections began to be held on Election Day.

See also

References

  1. ^ J. Pomante II, Michael; Li, Quan (15 Dec 2020). "Cost of Voting in the American States: 2020". Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy. 19 (4): 503–509. doi:10.1089/elj.2020.0666. S2CID 225139517.
  2. ^ Leip, David. "Presidential General Election Results Comparison – Indiana". US Election Atlas. Retrieved October 26, 2022.