Voter Registration 2020

The general election is coming up on November 3, 2020. Take the time today to register to vote, or to double check that your registration is up to date.

Do I Have the Right to Vote?

You have the right to vote in Indiana if:

  1. You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  2. You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
  3. You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  4. You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  5. You are registered to vote.

How Do I Check if I’m Already Registered to Vote?

Check your voting status by:

  1. Visiting https://indianavoters.in.gov/
  2. Under “CHECK VOTING STATUS,” click on “Check Your Registration Record”
  3. Enter your first and last name and your birthday, and select your county from the drop down menu
  4. Click Submit
  5. If you are registered, you will be taken to your voter portal.
  6. If you are not registered, a pop up will appear saying “We could not find voter registration from the information you entered.” It will then give the option to register.

What’s a Voter Portal?

Your voter portal is your go to place for information on voting and upcoming elections. In your portal you can:

  1. Update your voter information if you’ve moved or changed your name
  2. Apply for an absentee ballot
  3. Check your polling location and hours
  4. See who is on your ballot

How Do I Register to Vote

There are three methods to register:

  1. Register online at http://www.indianavoters.com/ with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card on or before October 5, 2020
  2. Register by mail by completing this form and mailing it to the Dearborn County Election Clerk: 165 Mary Street Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (forms must be postmarked on or before October 5, 2020)
  3. Register in person by returning the completed form to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division on or before October 5, 2020

 

Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the county office will send you a voter registration acknowledgment card. Once you receive that card, you will be officially registered. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice denying the application or requesting the missing information.

Over 4.5 million Indiana residents are registered to vote! Join them today!


All information taken from in.gov

Dearborn County Voting Information 2016

For those citizens who are unsure as to what to do to become a registered voter, the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System explains the ins and outs of the voting process, including what must take place before Election Day. In order to qualify to vote in the state of Indiana, you must:

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A.) Be at least 18 years of age,

B.) Be U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana,

C.) Have resided in your county for at least 30 days prior to the election, and

D.) Not be currently imprisoned.

You can register to vote at any time, however, if you plan on voting in this November’s election, you must register at least 29 days before Election Day. To register to vote, there are a couple different ways to go about it. You could fill out the Indiana Voter Registration Form on the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System website and mail it in to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division. Or you can visit your local BMV and apply in person.

After you have registered to vote, you must find the location of your polling place. Your polling place is determined by your address and which township you live in. If you are unsure, you can type in your information on the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System website to determine your polling place. In Indiana, you must bring a valid, government-issued form of photo identification — like a driver’s license or state ID card — with you to the polls.

If any of your personal information has changed — such your name or address — since the last election, you must update that information at least 29 days before Election Day. If you update your registration information online, make sure you have your driver’s license or state ID card handy to confirm your identity.

November 8, 2016 is Election Day and polls are open from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. If you are unable to make it to your polling place during those hours, you can vote by absentee ballot. You can apply to vote absentee either in person or by mail by filling out the absentee ballot application. Applications must be mailed or faxed at least 8 days prior to Election Day. If you are eligible to vote absentee, you can vote absentee-in-person at your county clerk’s office — located in the courthouse — or you can vote absentee-by-mail and mail in your vote. Your absentee vote must be received by the county clerk’s office by noon of the day prior to Election Day (November 7). For more information about absentee voting, please visit Indiana’s official website.