Rokita reminds Hoosiers of April 9th Voter Registration Deadline

Contact: Jen Fanger


Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is reminding Hoosiers that Monday, April 9th is the last day to register to vote in the May 8, 2007 Municipal Primary Election. Any eligible voter not registered may do so in person by the close of business on the 9th at the county voter registration office, county clerk's office, or any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch.

Those mailing in a registration should note that it must be postmarked by Monday, April 9. Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available on the Secretary of State's website at .

"I want every eligible Hoosier citizen to exercise their right to vote, and that begins with making sure their voter registration record is correct and up-to-date,” said Rokita. “May 8 th is an important day because so many of the decisions made at local levels of government have a significant impact on us. It is critical that we make our voices heard by voting in Municipal Elections.”

Hoosiers can check their registration status, find their polling location, and more by visiting– a service made possible with the implementation of Indiana's statewide voter registration system linking together all 92 Indiana counties with several key state agencies.

Monday, April 9th is also the first day to vote in Indiana by absentee ballot before an absentee voter board in the office of the county clerk or board of elections and registration.

Only city and town officials will be nominated and elected during the 2007 Municipal Primary Election; therefore, voters must reside inside a city or town to be eligible to vote in this election. Questions may be directed to county voter registration offices, by calling the Indiana Voter Help Line at 1-866-IN-1-VOTE, or by visiting