INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Early voting for Indiana's primary next week is down by nearly 40% from four years ago when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were crisscrossing the state in their presidential campaigns four years ago.
State figures show that through Monday about 78,000 people voted for the May 8 primary. That's compared with nearly 127,000 a week before the 2008 primary when the state's record for primary voter turnout was shattered.
This year's highest-profile race is for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination between Richard Lugar and Richard Mourdock. That's reflected about 60% early voters casting Republican primary ballots.
Voters can cast early ballots until noon Monday with county election offices.
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