Voter Registration Deadline Today

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the May 8 primary election.

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Monday is the last day to register to vote and the first day of early voting.

Indiana’s new Secretary of State is reminding Hoosiers that Monday is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary elections.

State Senator Connie Lawson was appointed Secretary of State in March as a replacement to Charlie White, who left office after he was convicted of voter fraud. Because the appointment was just two months before the state’s primary, Lawson says she was immediately focused on the election. Indiana’s primaries are May 8th, and Lawson says there are plenty of ways to register.

“Well, they can go online and register at Indiana voters-dot-com, which is a very convenient way to do it or they can go in person to their county election board or the election division here in Indiana,” Lawson says. 

Voters can also mail in the form found online or go to their local BMV.

Lawson says in addition to working on the election preparations, she is worked at rebuilding relationships with other agencies in the wake of the White scandal.

“The good news is there is a lot of dedicated, hard-working people in the Secretary of State’s office and they have stayed here and they’re very experienced,” Lawson says. 

And she says her experience as a county clerk and state senator gave her a good background into election law, which has helped her as she has hit the ground running this election season.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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