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The Indiana Secretary of State’s office says 1.79 Hoosiers cast ballots in the November 2 general election.

Spokesperson Todd Darroca says turnout was up slightly from the last midterm election in 2006.

“We had 41 percent voter turnout with 14 percent of those voting absentee ballots,’ he said.

Turnout for the 2006 midterm election was about 40 percent.

Darroca says about 300 people called the Secretary of State’s voter hotline seeking information, with about 60-thousand visiting a voter assistance website on Election Day.

Voter turnout in Kentucky this month was just under 49 percent.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."