INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is almost here.
What do you need to do to register? There are a few ways you can do it .You can use your phone, tablet or laptop online. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way, in person, by filling out a voter registration form. Either way, you’ve gotta act fast.
As of Tuesday, there were more than 4 million people registered to vote in Indiana.
LaDonna Freeman, the Democratic Party director of the Marion County Board of Voter Registration, said, “We are having a lot of people that are getting registered to vote.”
In fact, Indiana’s secretary of state said more people are registering for this midterm election compared to the one in 2014. Connie Lawson said Tuesday, “It’s the candidates and the issues that drive the turnout. That’s exactly what’s driving that activity this year.”
Lawson and her office help every county make sure they run secure elections. “It’s the way you get your voice in how government is run. It’s a precious right for every American. We want everybody who is voting age, who is a citizen of the United States, who has lived in a precinct for 30 days, whose not incarcerated and convicted, to come out out. Register to vote!”
Freeman said, “To register online, you have to have a driver’s license number or identification number to register online.”
To register online, go at indianavoters.com or text the word “Indiana” to 2VOTE or to the number 28683. Then you’ll get a link to that site.
You can also pick up one of these registration forms at “public offices, libraries, trustees office, WIC (the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition service),” said Cindy Mowery, Republican Director of the Marion County Board of Voter Registration. “Places like that and the BMV.”
To register to vote online in Indiana, click here.
To download a PDF of the voter registration form to print out for registration in any U.S. state, click here.
Here’s what you need to know about voter registration, in terms of your rights, and eligibility, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
To check your voter registration or find your polling place, call 866-IN-1-VOTE or 866-461-8683.