A proposal has resurfaced in the statehouse that could change the way you vote. This is the second year for the measure that would eliminate straight ticket voting. Straight ticket voting happens when you go to cast your ballot and push one button that allows you to vote for all the Republican, Democrat or Libertarian candidates in that election. Indiana is one of nine states to still allow straight ticket voting. Several state legislatures have eliminated the practice over the past few years.
Republicans representing areas near Indy brought up the measure again, saying people should not make decisions about parties, but rather individual candidates who would still have their party affiliations listed on the ballot.
Political analysts say changing the law would eliminate a traditionally Democratic majority in Indy, where most of the ballots cast there are straight party tickets for the Dems.