6-26-23      Monday News      12 a.m.   Email # 4

In a release from Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) he discussed safe, secure elections.  He said, “Maintaining Indiana’s election security is a top priority. That’s why this session, I supported a new law to ensure the absentee vote-by-mail process is as secure as voting in person.”

Currently, Hoosiers who vote in person are required to show photo identification. However, those who apply for an absentee ballot don’t present any ID, and county clerks just verify that the signature on the application matches the voter’s signature on file.

Moving forward, Hoosiers who submit an absentee ballot application will need to include a form of ID, like the last four digits of their Social Security number and either a driver’s license number, state ID number, or voter registration number. Voters can also submit a photocopy of their driver’s license or an ID card for non-drivers.

Representative Jordan said, “We also took action to ensure applications for absentee ballots cannot be distributed in mass by local governments or political parties. However, these groups can still provide applications to individuals who request them. No changes were made to the absentee eligibility requirements.”

To learn more about this legislation, click here.

Visit indianavoters.com, which is the state’s one-stop shop for election information, to register to vote, check your voting status, find your voting location, or find out more about voting by mail. The next election is on Nov. 7, 2023.