Pressel: Don't miss Oct. 5 voter registration deadline is Hoosiers' one-stop-shop for election info

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:30 am

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 1, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) encourages local residents to register to vote or check their registration status before the Oct. 5 deadline using the state's online voter portal at

"Voting, which is integral to our democratic process, gives Americans the power to decide who represents them in all levels of government," Pressel said. "Register by Oct. 5 because it's important for everyone to have their voices be heard at the ballot box."

Pressel said Hoosiers can also go to 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.

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. 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.

In-person early voting begins Oct. 6, and Pressel said the state is providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectants to local election officials to protect poll workers, election staff and voters. For early vote locations and hours, to see who is on the ballot and additional information regarding Election Day on Nov. 3, visit


State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.
 here to download a high-resolution photo.