Secretary of State Rokita offers last minute election reminders
Contact: Allison Fore
Indianapolis, IN - With just a few days remaining before the November 6 Municipal Election, Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is reminding Hoosier voters to mark their calendars, bring their photo ID, and come to the polls on Election Day.
"I want every eligible Hoosier to exercise his or her right to vote on November sixth," said Rokita. "We have taken significant steps in recent years to make our elections accessible to all voters, and we have developed a number of resources to help Hoosiers better understand the process."
Only city and town officials will be nominated during the municipal election; therefore, residents of cities or towns holding an election are eligible to participate.
As part of an unprecedented statewide voter education effort, Rokita is urging voters to seek answers to their election-related questions before Election Day by using the Hoosier Voter Help Line, IndianaVoters.com, and PhotoID.IN.gov.
Hoosier Voter Help Line
The Hoosier Voter Help Line, 1-866-IN-1-VOTE (1-866-461-8683), is a comprehensive resource designed to answer any election questions leading up to or on election day. Voters are also encouraged to use the Help Line to report suspected fraud or any physical obstacles to voting that they experience. Employees of the Secretary of State's office will staff the telephone line between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on November 6 and during normal business hours other days.
Hoosiers can check their registration status, locate polling places, and look up county-specific information by visiting http://www.indianavoters.com/, a service made possible with the implementation of Indiana's statewide voter registration system (SVRS) linking together all 92 Indiana counties with several key state agencies.
PhotoID.IN.gov explains the basics of Indiana's photo identification (ID) law, including exemptions, what kinds of IDs are acceptable, how to get an ID, how to cast a ballot without an ID, how to vote absentee, and necessary documentation to obtain a free ID. The site walks voters through steps needed to obtain a free state-issued ID from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) as provided by law.
The website also allows voters to print off a checklist for required documents as well as an explanation of the law to take with them to the BMV. All BMV locations that normally issue driver licenses and ID cards will have extended hours on election day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST and the day before Election Day from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information on these resources, or any election related questions please call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-461-8683.