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Secretary Lawson reminds Hoosiers of October 9 voter registration deadline

October 4, 2012

  10/05/12 Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is reminding Hoosiers that Tuesday, October 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6 General Election. Hoosiers should visit, 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 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 choose to mail their registration must have a postmarked date of October 9 or before. Registrations postmarked after this date will not be accepted. Voter registration forms and submitting instructions are available on Voters should note that Monday, October 8 is Columbus Day and many government offices may be closed.

Military families are encouraged to remind those serving overseas to register and request an absentee ballot. Active duty military members and their spouses should register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application to ensure they receive their absentee ballot on time. The application can be completed online at

“Many military members are serving far away from home on Election Day,” said Secretary of State Connie 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.”

Hoosiers who are not sure if they are registered can confirm their registration online at Voters may also request an absentee ballot and verify their polling location on