NewsPublic Affairs / October 8, 2018

November Election Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

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Steve Burns/WTIU

Steve Burns/WTIU

Updated Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote for local, statewide and national representatives. 

Nearly 4.5 million Hoosiers are registered to vote.

This year's election, in addition to local races, will decide Indiana's Secretary of State, Auditor of State, and Treasurer of State. All of Indiana's U.S. representatives and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's (D-Ind.) hotly-contested seat will also be decided.

To register to vote or check registration status, go to

To vote, you must be 18 years old as of Nov. 6, a U.S. citizen, not currently in prison after being convicted of a felony and live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Early voting begins Wednesday.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said Hoosiers were ineligible to vote if they were currently in prison or convicted of a crime. That was incorrect. Hoosiers are ineligible to vote if they are currently in prison after being convicted of a felony. Those jailed pretrial or incarcerated on misdemeanor charges are eligible to vote. After serving their prison sentence, those convicted of felonies have their voting rights restored.

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