Indiana is the home state of Mike Pence, whom Donald J. Trump selected as his running mate in 2016 and subsequently served under Mr. Trump as Vice President. 1,867,530 absentee ballots were cast in Indiana in 2020, as opposed to 1,201,012 in-person ballots cast on election day. Overall 3,068,542 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting total state turnout at about 65%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 11 electoral votes with 57% of the popular vote. Indiana has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1968 with the lone exception of Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
Indiana has a bicameral legislature with 50 senators and 100 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in their senate since 1992, and in both chambers since 2011. Governor Eric Holcomb (R) will be eligible for re-election in 2024.