Revamped state website to make voter registration easier

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson introduced the newly updated website this week. The newly updated website has streamlined the voter registration process, enables voters to share they are registered on social media and will provide election night results.

“I encourage all Hoosier voters to visit to register to vote, educate themselves on who they’ll be voting for and where they’ll be voting,” said Secretary Lawson. “An informed electorate is the key to a successful democracy so I encourage all voters to take advantage of this tool.”

Voters who need to register for the 2018 elections can log on to today to register. To register to vote online, you must have a valid driver’s license or state identification card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election, have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the election and not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

Voters who are already registered can use the site to find their polling place and voting hours. With more than 30 counties now using the vote center model, the site has been updated to feature vote center voting locations, hours and driving directions. Voters in traditional precinct counties will also be able to view their voting locations, voting hours and directions.

The site also helps voters prepare to cast their ballot by previewing who is on their ballot. The site lists all candidates, the office they are running for and their political party. It also lists public questions if they will appear on the voter’s ballot.