Today, October 5th, is the last day to register to vote in Indiana. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do it through a simple online form found on indianavoters.in.gov.
“Visit My Voter Portal” on that same indianavoters.in.gov website. Enter your name, date of birth, and county and you’ll be able to see where to vote and absentee ballot information, as well as a complete list of who will be on your ballot.
Researching candidates before an election helps you make choices that align with your values. You can do a basic Google search, often candidates will have a website or facebook page that will turn up in a search. Non-partisan sites like Ballotpedia or BallotReady consolidate information on candidates. Newspapers are often the best resource for information on local candidates. In the weeks leading up to the election, they typically run articles about opposing candidates side by side so you can really see how they differ.
Indiana has been in the bottom 10 states for voter turnout in four of the last five elections. By registering to vote and then voting, whether absentee or in person, you can help change that statistic. And your voice will count, too.