INDIANA – Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan offered the following statement after the Indiana House of Representatives passed her top legislative initiatives:
“I am thankful to Speaker Huston the Indiana House of Representatives for their partnership in passing my legislative initiatives that will further protect the Hoosiers’ votes and Indiana elections.
“My top priority this legislative session has been to make sure the security around our elections keeps up with evolving technology. This legislation will ensure voters continue to have confidence when casting their ballot.”
Secretary Sullivan’s legislative proposal would require Indiana voters to submit either their driver’s license number or the last four digits of their social security number.
Indiana offered the option to request an absentee ballot digitally for the first time in 2020.
In the 2020 General Election, Indiana saw an unprecedented number of absentee ballot applications. Nearly 250,000 of those applications were submitted electronically.
The legislation also paves the way to deliver state-funded paper trail machines to Indiana counties by the next presidential election and provides cybersecurity protection for the statewide voter registration system and Indiana counties through 2028.