Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita Announces Next Vote Indiana Team Meeting

Contact: Jim Gavin

Diverse group tasked with updating Indiana’s state election plan will
reconvene Friday; meeting is open to the public and accessible via webcast

(Indianapolis) – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will preside over the next meeting of the Vote Indiana Team meeting this Friday, July 24, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. The group of government and community leaders has been working to evaluate and update Indiana’s State Plan to implement the Help America Vote Act of 2002. The team met four times earlier in the year, then postponed this next meeting while it awaited the outcomes of the special budget session of the Indiana General Assembly. Vote Indiana Team meetings are open to the public and accessible online via a webcast found at

“While we have already experienced tremendous reform in our elections in recent years – the most since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – it is important to continue to evaluate our process to make sure it is as fair and accurate as possible,” said Secretary Rokita. “Bringing this diverse, tri-partisan team to the table to conduct a comprehensive evaluation will ensure our State Plan is up-to-date and that Indiana continues to have best-in-class elections. I urge Hoosiers to participate in this process by attending the meeting or watching it online and to also provide feedback.”

Originally written in 2003 to serve as a blueprint for Indiana’s implementation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the State Plan is drafted and updated by a tri-partisan team formed to represent a wide range of stakeholder groups. The team includes state and county election administrators; state legislators; and representatives of racial and ethnic minority communities, persons with disabilities, the Governor's office, the military, labor unions, students and the media. It also includes representatives of the state Democratic, Libertarian and Republican parties.

Event: Vote Indiana Team meeting
When: Friday, July 24, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana Government Center Conference Center
  Conference Room B (402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis)

Anyone interested in submitting a question to the Vote Indiana Team may do so by

Media Contact: Jim Gavin: 317.233-8655 or