This year is a municipal election year in Indiana, and the deadline for voter registration is approaching.
Hoosiers must register by April 8 to be able to vote in the May 7 primary election. Most cities and towns in Indiana will cast votes for mayor, council and city ballot questions.
Citizens can register to vote online by using the Indiana Voters app or by visiting IndianaVoters.com, and can submit an application to register in person at their local county clerk’s office.
The Indiana Voters app also allows Hoosiers to confirm their voter registration, look up their polling place, get driving directions to their polling location, find out who’s on their ballot, track their absentee ballot application or provisional ballot information and contact local election officials.
Eligible voters must meet the following criteria:
be a citizen of the United States,
be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general, municipal or special election,
have lived in the precinct for at least 30 days before the next general, municipal or special election (except for certain military voters); and
not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.
“I encourage all Hoosiers to exercise their right to vote,” said Secretary Lawson. “Voting is one of our most precious rights as Americans – it’s how we make sure our voices are heard in government. Registering only takes a few minutes and can be done from your smartphone or computer.”
Voter registration will reopen after the May primary. Hoosiers wishing to take part in the Nov. 5 general election must be registered by Oct. 7.
Voters with questions can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at (866) IN-1-VOTE.