2018 midterm elections

Melissa Wright

The 2018 midterm elections are in the books. We'll begin this week's show with analysis from Andy Downs and then dive into the October News Roundup.


Correction: the original version of this story stated Rep. Jim Banks received 56 percent of the 3rd District vote. He received 65 percent of the district vote, 56 percent in Allen County. The story has been amended to reflect this.

More than 49 percent of registered Allen County voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to numbers from the county election board. That’s four times the amount of voters who participated in 2014’s midterms, which saw 12 percent cast ballots.

Election 2018: Health Care Is Huge Issue In Midwest

Nov 2, 2018
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Across the Midwest, health care has emerged as one of the year’s biggest campaign flash points — in races from U.S. Senate to state attorney general.

Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election, WBOI’s Zach Bernard held conversations with both candidates running for the 3rd District House seat: incumbent Republican Rep. Jim Banks, and Democratic challenger Courtney Tritch.

What You Need To Know About Voting In Indiana

Oct 31, 2018
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  Hoosiers headed to the polls next week can vote from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in an election that will decide a U.S. Senate seat, several statewide positions, many local-level races and a ballot proposal to amend the state constitution. 

Here's what you need to know before heading to the polls: 

Make sure you’re registered to vote in Indiana