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What You Need To Vote In Indiana Tuesday

Make sure you have everything you need before you head to the polls Tuesday. Election 2016, voting2016-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
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What You Need To Vote In Indiana Tuesday

Indiana polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Steve Burns/WTIU

Hoosiers can vote from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will result in a new president, Indiana governor and Indiana senator. There are also several competitive congressional races at stake. Here’s what you need to do before you head to the polls:

1. Make sure you’re registered to vote in Indiana.

Most Indiana residents who are over 18 years old and U.S. citizens are eligible to cast a ballot. You must have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the election and be registered to vote. Voter registration ended Oct. 11 and resumes Dec. 1. Check to see if you’re registered here.

2. Know your polling place.

Make sure you’re heading to the right place on Election Day. You can find your polling place here.

3. Find out who’s on your ballot.

Inform yourself before you vote by finding out who’s on your ballot. You can learn more about candidates on our elections website.

4. Bring an accepted photo ID.

You must bring a photo ID issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. Government when you vote. The ID must display an expiration date and the name displayed must conform to the name on your voter registration. Examples of accepted forms of ID included a driver license, U.S. passport, Indiana photo ID or Military ID. College students can use IDs issued from state schools if they meet those requirements.

5. Read the Indiana Voter’s Bill Of Rights.

To ensure you don’t encounter any problems when you cast your ballot, read the Indiana Voter’s Bill Of Rights. It explains how you might be eligible to vote if your name doesn’t appear on a poll list.



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