Fort Wayne lawmakers: Don't miss Oct. 5 voter registration deadline

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 23, 2020) – Fort Wayne area lawmakers encourage local residents to register to vote or check their registration status before the Oct. 5 deadline using the state's online voter portal at IndianaVoters.com. 

State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) said Hoosiers can also go to IndianaVoters.com ahead of the deadline to verify their registration is active and update the personal information in their voter record. Once completed, registration forms can be submitted online, or printed and mailed or hand delivered to the county voter registration official or the Indiana Election Division.

"Getting registered is the first step to ensure your voice is heard in elections on the local, state and federal levels," Carbaugh said. "It's a privilege many countries throughout the world do not have, and something to be taken seriously. Register now so you will be ready to vote in November."

To register, Indiana residents must be at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 3, have a valid Indiana Driver's License or Indiana State Identification Card, be a citizen of the United States, have lived in the same precinct for at least 30 days before Nov. 3, and not be currently imprisoned after being convicted of a crime. According to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne), those who do not have a driver's license or state ID can register to vote in person at county government centers, public assistance offices and when completing a Bureau of Motor Vehicles transaction. 

"Talk to friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and get them involved," Heine said. "People who participate in our election decide what matters, not the ones who stayed home. Register now, and then follow through and make sure to vote." 

In-person early voting begins Oct. 6, and State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) said the state is providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectants to local election officials to protect poll workers, election staff and voters.

"IndianaVoters.com provides a simple way to register and it takes just a few minutes," Morris said. "It is the best way to check and make sure of voting eligibility. There is also information regarding who's on your ballot, and polling location and hours."

For early vote locations and hours, to see who is on the ballot and additional information regarding Election Day on Nov. 3, visit IndianaVoters.com.

 

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 81, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 85, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 84, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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