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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS– Representatives from the office of Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will highlight the state’s new online voter registration tool and help ­Hoosiers register to vote July 16-18 at the Indiana Convention Center in Hall B during the Indiana Black Expo.

“Staff from my office’s Help America Vote Act team will be on hand to explain the advantages of the new online portal and help guide applicants through the four step registration process,” said Secretary Rokita, who serves as the state’s Chief Election Official. “Since launching the website only two weeks ago, more than 800 Hoosiers have already registered to vote.”

This weekend’s stop at the Indiana Black Expo is the first of several events the Indiana Secretary of State’s office will visit as part of its ongoing outreach efforts to register Hoosier voters. Members from the Help America Vote Act team will be on hand July 26, 27 and 28 during the Elkhart County Fair and Aug. 6-22 at the Indiana State Fair.

On July 1, Secretary Rokita unveiled the new online portal which was added to http://www.indianavoters.com/ – a website where Hoosiers can access information regarding candidates on their ballot, polling locations and campaign finance records. Not only can first time voters register with the new online tool, a current registered voter can utilize the online portal to update their name and address.

A valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card is required to register online. Paper registrations will be available for those without proper identification.

Legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2009 calling for enhancements to the traditional paper-based registration system paved the way for the new online voter registration website. Indiana becomes only the 8th state joining Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Oregon, Utah and Washington that offer online voter registration.

For more information about online voter services, Hoosiers can visit http://www.indianavoters.com/ or call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at (866) IN-1-VOTE.

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Media Contact: Jim Gavin, 317.233.8655, jgavin@sos.in.gov