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New Forms Asking Voters To Disclose Gender

Because voter registration forms didn't previously ask for a person's gender the state doesn't know the sex of about one in eight voters.

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Voters are being asked to disclose their gender on new registration forms.

As voter registration wraps up in Indiana, officials still don’t know the gender of many of the state’s voters. This year is the first time Indiana has requested individuals to identify their gender.

Brad King is the co-director of the Indiana Secretary of State’s Election Division.  King says his office doesn’t know the gender of 13 percent of registered voters.

“Gender is not a required piece of information on identification shown either at the polling place or registration,” says King.  “It’s information supplied by the voter but for many years, as I said, that information was not requested on the registration form.  The form currently does.”

Registration ends Tuesday night.  The Monroe County Clerk’s office will stay open until 8 p.m. to help people complete the necessary paperwork.

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