Voting rights 2016: What's at stake

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

If you believe your voting rights have been violated, you may contact an attorney or the Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) or the Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline (800-253-3931). 

You have the right to vote in Indiana if:

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

Source: IndianaVoters.in.gov 

Voter Suppression Laws: What's New Since the 2012 Presidential Election

In the 2016 presidential election, up to 17 states, including Indiana, may have restrictive voting laws in place. Collectively, these 17 states are home to over 110 million people and will wield 189 of the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. Overall, the ACLU is fighting in 15 states, challenging various hurdles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Learn more by visiting: https://www.aclu.org/feature/voting-rights-2016-whats-stake 

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