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Contact: Allison Fore
Municipal Primaries Less Than One Week Away in 78 of 92 Counties
Indianapolis, IN - With less than one week remaining before the May 8th Municipal Primaries, Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is reminding Hoosier voters to mark their calendars, bring photo ID, and come to the polls on Election Day.
“I want every eligible Hoosier to exercise his or her right to vote on May 8 th ,” said Rokita. “We have taken significant steps in recent years to make our elections accessible to all voters, and we have developed a number of resources to help Hoosiers better understand the process.”
Only city and town officials will be nominated during the Municipal Primary; therefore, only residents of cities or towns in Indiana's 78 counties that will hold Primary Elections are eligible to participate next Tuesday.
As part of an unprecedented statewide voter education effort, Rokita is urging voters to seek answers to their election-related questions before Election Day by using the Hoosier Voter Help Line, IndianaVoters.com, and PhotoID.IN.gov.
Hoosiers can check their registration status, locate polling places, and look up county-specific information by visiting www.IndianaVoters.com < http://www.in.gov/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.indianavoters.com/>- a service made possible with the implementation of Indiana's statewide voter registration system (SVRS) linking together all 92 Indiana counties with several key state agencies.
PhotoID.IN.gov explains the basics of Indiana's photo ID law, including exemptions, what kinds of IDs are acceptable, how to get an ID, how to cast a ballot without an ID, how to vote absentee, and necessary documentation to obtain a free ID. The site walks voters through steps to get a free state-issued ID from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) as provided by law, and allows voters to print off a checklist for required documents as well as an explanation of the law to take with them to the BMV.