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Indiana’s registration deadline to vote in the November election is Tuesday.

And, more Hoosiers are registered this year than in any election during the past decade.

The total number of registered voters is approaching 4.8 million as the registration deadline nears.

That’s about 200,000 voters more than any election since at least 2002.

Downs Center for Indiana Politics director Andrew Downs says the surge is in part new voters.

But, often he finds people don’t realize they’re already registered.

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The first week of August is the target date for the Tippecanoe County Election Board to test and choose new software to check voters in during the November election.

Problems with the program that electronically verified voters at polls during the May primary election prompted the board to end the county’s contract with Robis Elections and start searching for a new provider.

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Who will be the next president of the United States?

Just ask the voters of Vigo County.

They have correctly voted for the winning presidential candidate in 29 out of the last 31 elections.

Even though the area typically leans Democrat, a Republican mayor and prosecutor have just been elected to their third terms in office.

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett has this explanation:

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The next Democratic presidential nominee could be the oldest in the party’s history. Democrats have only nominated one non-incumbent over 60 since 1880, but frontrunner Hillary Clinton turns 68 this year  and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) turns 74 in September. 

Both candidates would set the record for the party’s oldest nominee, and Sanders would be the oldest first-term nominee in U.S. history.