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A group of Senate lawmakers aim to end straight ticket voting in Indiana, after failing to advance the issue last year. While the arguments around the bill haven’t changed, the measure’s advocates say they hope time will make a difference.

Senate Slows Bill To End Straight Ticket Voting

Feb 17, 2015
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A bill to do away with straight-ticket voting has stalled in the Senate.

The Senate Elections Committee voted Monday to send the issue to a study committee for review following this year’s legislative session.

The bill is the brainchild of Carmel Republican Senator Mike Delph, who’s introduced it several sessions in a row.

He says no longer allowing straight party-line voting would encourage more engaged citizenship by making voters more responsible for their choices.