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Friday Is Deadline To File For Candidacy
Updated February 8, 2018 7:01 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Friday is deadline to file for candidacy for a variety of county, town and township positions up for election this year.

Those interested must visit the Voter Registration by noon Friday to be listed on the ballot for the May 8th Primary.

Voter Registration is located on the lower level of the Lawrence County Courthouse.

Important Voter Registration Dates

  • April 9, 2018 Voter Registration Ends
  • May 8, 2018 Primary Election Day
  • May 22, 2018 Voter Registration Begins

NOTE: Certain military and overseas voters have extended registration periods. See http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2673.htm for more information.

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines.

You have the right to vote in Indiana if:

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
  • You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  • You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Register to Vote Online

Register to vote online by visiting http://www.indianavoters.com/. Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver's license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, http://www.indianavoters.com/ provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine "Who's on My Ballot?" for an upcoming election.

Register to Vote by Mail or In-Person

To register to vote or update your current registration by mail or in person, you will need to complete and return the Voter Registration Form.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ONLY the version of the state voter registration form (VRG-7) and the county voter registration form (VRG-11) published on this website will be accepted by county voter registration offices.

Return the completed form to your county's voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division according to the registration deadline requirements. You can also apply in person at the voter registration or county clerk's office, and apply in person at any BMV license branch if you are conducting a "credential transaction" (such as obtaining a driver's license, permit, or identification card). You can apply in person at a public assistance office if you are applying for service or assistance. You may also pick up a registration by mail form at a BMV license branch or public assistance office.

Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the county office will send you a voter registration acknowledgment card. Once you receive that card, you will be officially registered. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice denying the application or requesting the missing information.

If you have not received a voter registration card or a notice from your county within about 30 days, call your county voter registration office. You can check your voter registration and polling location at anytime at http://www.indianavoters.com/ or by calling 1-866-IN-1-VOTE.

Federal Voter Registration form: The federal voter registration form is also a valid voter registration form for use in Indiana. Visit here.



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