Check your voter status online or from your phone
The election is just two weeks away. I'm very proud of being someone who has consistently voted over the years, and yes I do brag about it.
It's too late to register to vote, or to change your registration, but if you don't know if you are registered or if you don't know where to vote, the State of Indiana is here to help. Here's the text of a recent press release from the Secretary of State. It's pretty cool that you can check on your phone or computer, and get all the info they have. I don't know if Kentucky or Illinois have the same thing available, if you know something let me know via email (email@example.com) :
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita announced today a new, mobile version of the Hoosier voter website, www.IndianaVoters.com. Last month, Secretary Rokita unveiled a similar mobile, online tool allowing individuals to register to vote for the upcoming General Election. This latest update enables the entire www.IndianaVoters.com website to be accessible through a person’s mobile device.
“From past elections, we know individuals find this website beneficial – especially in the days just before an election – and are using it to better educate themselves before making their final decisions,” Secretary Rokita said. “The site garnered nearly 2 million visits during the month leading up to the 2008 General Election. This latest enhancement to IndianaVoters.com hopes to continue providing accessibility and increasing convenience to Hoosier voters during this year’s election season.”
Individuals with Internet-enabled mobile devices can view www.IndianaVoters.com in a mobile interface – an enhancement providing a better view of the full website and aims to give users more convenience to access important voter information.
So far this year, the site recorded nearly 30,000 new or updated voter registration applications being submitted and logged more than 1 million visits.
The site also offers several other helpful resources to help better prepare Hoosiers for Election Day. Before going to the polls, registered voters can visit www.IndianaVoters.com to locate their polling places, view the complete list of candidates who will appear on their ballots, confirm their voter registration and find important Election Day contact numbers.
Secretary Rokita also said the mobile site will contain a link to the full, html website. The link will give individuals access to the site’s other resources, such as campaign finance records – data on donations collected by each candidate and the funds’ source – and a tool supplying the status of an absentee ballot application to those who completed the form.