Bacon: Turn to ahead of Election Day

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, September 11, 2020

With Election Day quickly approaching, is great place to turn to register, find polling locations and see who is on your ballot. As the state's official voter portal overseen by the Indiana Secretary of State's office, this website is an important tool to use before the election on Nov. 3.

To participate in the general election, Hoosiers must register to vote before Oct. 5. Just visit and click the "Apply Now" button under the "Register To Vote" banner. To finish the registration process, forms must be submitted either to the local county voter registration official or the Indiana Election Division. This can be done online, by mail or by hand delivering a printed copy.

Hoosiers registering to vote must have a valid driver's license, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old, have lived in their precinct for at least 30 days before the Nov. 3 election, and not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime.

Voting in-person is still an option, and the state is providing personal protective equipment to poll workers and voters. Early voting starts on Oct. 6 and ends at noon on Nov. 2. While some may choose to cast their ballot before Election Day, many will still vote in-person on Nov. 3. To find both early voting locations and in-person polling centers in Pike, Spencer and Warrick counties, click on "Visit My Voter Portal" at the bottom of the main page of

Those wanting to request a mail-in ballot can use the voter portal as well. A complete list of acceptable reasons to vote absentee can be found by expanding the "Vote By Mail Or Traveling Board" section of Applications to request a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the county election board by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 22 and returned no later than noon on Nov. 3. can help you register to vote, find polling centers, learn about the early voting process, determine if you are eligible to vote absentee, and view election results. Election Day is our time to make our voices heard, and I encourage everyone to participate and cast their ballot on or before Nov. 3.


State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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