Have you or someone you know moved since you last voted? Had a name change? Has someone in your family recently turned 18? The deadline for registering to vote is fast approaching. Voter’s Registration for the November 3rd election needs to be completed by October 5th. In order to register you need to have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or an Indiana State Identification Card, be a United States Citizen, be at least 18 years old by Election Day, and lived at your current residence for at least 30 days. You may register online by going to: Indianavoters.in.gov. You may also check on your voter registration status there as well.
Interested in voting early this year? In-person Early Voting will begin on October 6th at the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St., Ste. W-122. You may vote there from Oct. 6th – Oct. 23rd on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 1st the hours will be extended from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on weekdays. The weekend hours will remain the same. On Mon., Nov. 2nd you may vote from 8 a.m. – noon.
Want to vote early closer to home? Starting Saturday, October 24th until Sunday, November 1st you may vote at the Krannert Park Community Center, 605 S. High School Road, here on the west side. The hours for early voting at Krannert Park Community Center are weekends from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekdays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Anyone may vote early either downtown or at a vote center.
One other early voting option is to do so by absentee, which is already going on. Absentee applications are due no later than October 22nd, but it is highly recommended that these are submitted as soon as possible. There are 12 different reasons that you may vote by absentee ballot; however, anyone that is 65 years of age or older may vote absentee. A couple of other reasons you may vote absentee are if you do not have transportation to the polls on Election Day, or plan to be out of the county during voting hours on Election Day. You may check out the other reasons and get more information on the application itself. You may get an absentee ballot application by going to: indy.gov/vote by mail or use the attached application.
I do hope that this is helpful to many of you. You may still vote in person on Nov. 3rd. There are a lot more places to vote this fall than in the primary, but still some of the voting locations that many of you have voted at over the years may not be open. I will get out a list voting locations close to us later in October.