3 things to know about registering to vote

If you want to cast a ballot in the May Primary Election and haven’t yet registered to vote, the time to act is now.

The deadline is Monday. 

Anyone 18 or older, living within city or town limits and who is a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana is eligible to vote. Exceptions include those in prison after being convicted of a crime and those who have not lived in their current precinct at least 30 days.

There are three ways to register to vote. Once the application has been processed, you will receive a notice whether your forms have been completed properly and were accepted.

1. Register online

Residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or state-issued identification card can register to vote online at indianavoters.com. There, they will find a brief questionnaire and instructions.

Voters who are already registered can update their existing information and confirm their registration on the site as well.

This website also has tools to help residents find their polling place and shows who will appear on the ballot for that area.

2. Register in person

Interested voters can obtain a copy of the Voter Registration Form at their local voter registration or county clerk’s office, any BMV license branch or public assistance office.

Residents will have to provide proof of identification and current address to register.

3. Register by mail

The Voter Registration Form can be found online at in.gov.

Once completed, the form can be mailed to the Indiana Election Division, 302 W. Washington St., Room E204, Indianapolis, IN, 46204, or to Hancock County Voter Registration, 9 E. Main St., Room 213, Greenfield, IN, 46140.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.