Inaugural marks new terms of 3 Indiana statewide officials
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Statehouse ceremony marked the start of new terms for Indiana's secretary of state, auditor and treasurer.
A couple hundred people attended Monday's formal inaugural for Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor Tera Klutz and Treasurer Kelly Mitchell. All three are Republicans who won in the November election and started four-year terms on Jan. 1.
Indiana agency investigates county’s Election Day glitch
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A state agency is investigating an Election Day technical glitch that left some central Indiana voters waiting in lines for hours and others not voting at all.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Tuesday in a statement that her office is investigating Johnson County's problematic electronic poll books and hopes "to determine the root cause of the problem."
Indiana midterm election turnout hit 51 percent
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Voter participation in Indiana's fall election was 51 percent, the first time since 1994 that the state topped 50 percent in a midterm election.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced the results Thursday, along with a report on each county.
Henry County had the highest turnout in Indiana with 64 percent of registered voters casting a ballot. Spencer County was second at 62 percent.
The Latest: GOP statewide officeholders win re-election
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the midterm election in Indiana (all times local):
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor Tera Klutz and Treasurer Kelly Mitchell all have won re-election.
The three Republican statewide officeholders all won comfortably Tuesday.
Lawson defeated Democrat Jim Harper and Libertarian Mark Rutherford.
Klutz turned back challenges from Democrat Joselyn Whitticker and Libertarian John Schick.
Indiana elections chief reports absentee ballot problems
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's chief elections official said Friday that some voters who applied for an absentee ballot through the Indiana Democratic Party are at risk of not receiving one.
Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson says that's because the party mailed out absentee applications that were missing instructions that must be included under state law unless special dispensation is granted.
"There's 39 days left until the election," she said. "There is time to perfect these."
Indiana’s election security plans don’t include new machines
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's top elections official is planning to use more than $7.5 million in federal funding on improving the state's election security but won't upgrade its voting machines
Indiana SOS launches campaign to boost voter confidence
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is launching a campaign to boost confidence in the integrity of elections.
Lawson's office said Monday that they are well aware of voter anxiety, much of which stems from what U.S. intelligence officials have identified as a Russian attempt to meddle with the 2016 election.
The Republican says proper precautions are being taken to secure the vote ahead of Indiana's Nov. 6 general election.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's top election official blasted Attorney General Curtis Hill for trying to stop plans to add more early voting sites in Marion County.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Wednesday that "reckless action" by her fellow Republican disrupted months of bipartisan planning.
Neighboring counties have multiple early voting sites, but Indianapolis only had one — until advocacy groups sued. A federal judge recently approved a plan to settle the suit by adding more sites.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Democrats say a plan by Republican Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson to consolidate voting precincts in Lake County would suppress the vote in Democratic strongholds.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's secretary of state is seeking Lake County voters' input on how to advance a plan to consolidate small voting precincts in the northwestern Indiana county.
Connie Lawson said Tuesday her office wants to hear from voters "about how to make this consolidation work best for you."
With the midterm congressional primaries about to go into full swing, the Department of Homeland Security has completed security reviews of election systems in only about half the states that have requested them so far.
The government's slow pace in conducting the reviews has raised concerns that the nation's voting systems could be vulnerable to hacking, especially after U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Russia plans to continue meddling in the country's elections.
Indiana voter registration has entered the mobile age, Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Monday.
Hoosiers who want to register to vote just need to text "Indiana" to 2VOTE (28683) from a smartphone to receive a link to Indianavoters.com.
Suit: Indiana Secretary of State’s office broke election law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A government watchdog group is suing Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, accusing her office of allowing voters to be illegally purged from the state's voting roles.
Common Cause Indiana is asking a federal judge to put a stop what it calls "discriminatory and illegal" practices the Republican secretary of state's office adopted in the wake of new state law that went into effect in July. Lawson's general counsel has dismissed the allegations as "baseless."
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson was talking seriously last week about election security and her service on President Donald Trump's election integrity commission.
Lawson said she stood next to the president at a recent meeting.
"Privately I wanted to reach out and touch his hair, but I didn't," she said to a room full of laughter in the Indiana Statehouse.
Lawsuit filed against Indiana’s new voter purge law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana NAACP and the League of Women Voters have filed a lawsuit to stop purging people from voter rolls.
The lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday against Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the state's new method to cross-check names on voter rolls is discriminatory and violates federal law.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana official says the state won't be able to provide much of the information requested by President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud during the 2016 election.
The commission led by Vice President Mike Pence asked state election officials this week to provide data including names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters and respond to questions about fraud and election integrity.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has been named to a federal commission charged with reviewing alleged voter fraud and suppression.
Lawson said in a statement Friday that she is honored to be part of the newly created Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is set to report to President Donald Trump by 2018.
She says voting is "the foundation of our republic" and it is critical to ensure the results of elections are accurate.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has announced she'll seek re-election in 2018.
The Republican was first appointed to the position in 2012 by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels. She won a four-year term in 2014, defeating Democratic and Libertarian challengers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Indiana is once again launching its annual competition for female artists across the state.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and state Treasurer Kelly Mitchell announced this year's Hoosier Women Artists Contest last week along with the Indiana Arts Commission.
Entries to the contest can be drawings, paintings, photography. The state arts commission will coordinate a panel including Crouch, Mitchell and peer artists who will judge the works.
Indiana set record with 33 percent early voting in election
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says the state set a record with 33 percent of voters in the Nov. 8 general election casting their ballots early.
Lawson said Friday this year's mark compares with 24 percent in 2008 and 22 percent in 2012.
APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list.