10:41 AM EDT, October 9, 2012
The deadline to register to vote in the November 6 general election is here.
Indiana residents who want to register can do so by going to IndianaVoters.com, their local county clerk’s office or any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch.
“Hoosiers who fail to register will not be able to vote on November 6,” said Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “The voter registration deadline is right around the corner. I encourage everyone who is not registered to register today to make your vote count.”
Voters who mail their registration must have a postmarked date of Oct. 9 or before. Registrations postmarked after Oct. 9 will not be accepted. Lawson reminds Hoosiers that Oct. 8 is Columbus Day and many government offices may be closed.
Military families are encouraged to register and request an absentee ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application. The application can be found here.
“Many military members are serving far away from home on Election Day,” said Lawson. “We are calling on those here at home to remind their loved ones serving overseas to register to vote and to apply for an absentee ballot.”
Registration forms and directions for submitting the forms are available on IndianaVoters.com.