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UPCOMING DATES
November 7, 2017
Indiana : Municipal General Election
November 6, 2018
Indiana : General Election Day

Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Indiana

Many families throughout the state of Indiana provided shelter for runaway slaves both before and during the Civil War. In particular, the farming community of Newport (now Fountain City) became known as the “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad” due to Levi and Catherine Coffin’s role in helping more than 2,000 runaway slaves make their way north to freedom.

Bedford, Indiana, is known as the “Limestone Capital of the World.” Admired for its light color and ease of cutting, Indiana limestone was used in the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City, the Pentagon and National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as well as several state capitols.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the first Indianapolis 500 mile race on its 2.5-mile track on May 30, 1911, two years after it opened. Equipped to seat an audience of more than 250,000, the Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting arena.

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Although authorities claimed the county jail in Crown Point was “escape proof,” notorious bank robber John Dillinger successfully broke free from his cell on March 3, 1934, by threatening guards with a fake pistol carved from wood. Using the sheriff’s car to make his getaway, Dillinger crossed the Indiana-Illinois border, setting off a federal manhunt that led to his death by FBI agents on July 22nd.

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In August of 1987, more than 4,000 athletes from 38 nations met in Indianapolis for the Pan American Games after both Chile and Ecuador reneged as host due to financial reasons.

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Santa Claus, Indiana, receives hundreds of thousands of letters addressed to the Christmas legend every year—each of which is responded to individually.

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Wabash, Indiana, was the first electrically lighted city in the world.

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State of Indiana Quick Facts
  • Current Population:6,619,680
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 11
  • Congressional Districts: 9
  • Date of Statehood: December 11, 1816
  • Size: 36,417 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Hoosier State
  • Tree: Tulip
  • Flower: Peony
  • Bird: Cardinal
Registered Voters

Registered Voters : 4,715,292

Primary voters : 1,771,753

  • Primary voting In Person : 1,489,365
  • Primary voting by Absentee : 282,288

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Indiana?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Indiana.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: Indiana does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Indiana?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Indiana, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    Return the completed form to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division according to the registration deadline requirements

    By Mail

    To register to vote or update your current registration by mail

    Online

    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.

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    No specific law requiring time off to vote

    Indiana State Government

    Indiana Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    To the end, that justice be established, public order maintained, and liberty perpetuated; We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to ALMIGHTY GOD for the free exercise of the right to choose our own form of government, do ordain this Constitution.

    The Executive Branch
    Indiana State Capitol

    Executive Power

    The executive power of the state shall be vested in a governor. He shall hold his office during four years, and shall not be eligible more than eight years in any period of twelve years.

    There shall be a Lieutenant Governor. who shall hold his office during four years.

    Indiana Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    Indiana State Capitol

    Legislative Power

    The Legislative authority of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The style of every law shall be: "Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana"; and no law shall be enacted, except by bill.

    The Senate shall not exceed fifty, nor the House of Representatives one hundred members; and they shall be chosen by the electors of the respective districts into which the State may, from time to time, be divided.

    Judicial Branch
    PNC Center, 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Judicial Power

    Judicial Power. The judicial power of the state shall be vested in one Supreme Court, one Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, and such other courts as the General Assembly may establish.

    The Supreme Court shall consist of the Chief Justice of the State and not less than four nor more than eight associate justices; a majority of whom shall form a quorum. The court may appoint such personnel as may be necessary.

    The Court of Appeals shall consist of as many geographic districts and sit at such locations as the General Assembly shall determine to be necessary. Each geographic district of the Court shall consist of three judges. The judges of each geographic district shall appoint such personnel as the General Assembly may provide by law.

    The Circuit Courts shall have such civil and criminal jurisdiction as may be prescribed by law.

    Indiana Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(100)
    (30)(70)
    State Senators(50)
    (9)(41)
    US Representatives(9)
    (2)(7)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Indiana Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The executive power of the state shall be vested in a governor.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor, who shall not have been five years a citizen of the United States, and also a resident of the State of Indiana during the five years next preceding his election; nor shall any person be eligible to either of the said offices, who shall not have attained the age of thirty years.

    Election

    The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the times and places of choosing members of the General Assembly.

    Term of Office

    He shall hold his office during four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Shall not be eligible more than eight years in any period of twelve years.

    Salary

    $111,688

    Qualification age

    Shall not have attained the age of thirty years.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The Lieutenant Governor shall, by virtue of his office, be President of the Senate; have a right, when in committee of the whole, to join in debate, and to vote on all subjects; and, whenever the Senate shall be equally divided, he shall give the casting vote.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor, who shall not have been five years a citizen of the United States, and also a resident of the State of Indiana during the five years next preceding his election; nor shall any person be eligible to either of the said offices, who shall not have attained the age of thirty years.

    Election

    The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the times and places of choosing members of the General Assembly.

    Term of Office

    The official term of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall commence on the second Monday of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three; and on the same day every fourth year thereafter

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits none.

    Salary

    $90,490

    Qualification age

    Shall not have attained the age of thirty years.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    There is created the office of attorney general for the state to be administered by an attorney general who shall be elected under IC 3-10-2-6 by the voters of the state..

    Qualifications

    a citizen of Indiana, licensed to practice law in Indiana

    Election

    Indiana elects attorneys general in the presidential elections, that is, in leap years

    Term of Office

    The four-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no terms limits specified for the office.

    Salary

    $94,538

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    There shall be elected, by the voters of the state, a Secretary, an Auditor and a Treasurer of State.

    Qualifications

    Candidates for secretary of state, as with all Indiana state and local offices, must be registered to vote. He or she must also file a "statement of economic interest" regarding any possible financial interests a candidate may have in the office.

    Election

    Secretaries of state are elected to four-year terms during federal midterm election year.

    Term of Office

    Secretaries of state are elected to four-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits to 2 consecutive terms.

    Salary

    $78,584

    Indiana State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a Senator or a Representative, who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States; nor any one who has not been for two years next preceding his election, an inhabitant of this State, and, for one year next preceding his election, an inhabitant of the district whence he may be chosen.

    Election

    It has 100 members, who are each elected to two-year terms and serve without term limits

    Term of Office

    Representatives for the term of two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    serve without term limits.

    Salary

    $24,671/year.

    Qualification age

    Representatives at least twenty-one years of age.

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The Lieutenant Governor serves as President of the Senate.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a Senator or a Representative, who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States; nor any one who has not been for two years next preceding his election, an inhabitant of this state, and, for one year next preceding his election, an inhabitant of the district whence he may be chosen.

    Election

    The Senators serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits.

    Term of Office

    Senators shall be elected for the term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    not subject to term limits.

    Salary

    $24,671/year + per diem.

    Qualification age

    Senators shall be at least twenty-five.

    Indiana State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The Indiana Supreme Court reviews decisions of the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Tax Court. The Supreme Court also has the power to review and revise sentences imposed by lower courts.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible for nomination as a justice of the Supreme Court or Judge of the Court of Appeals, a person must be domiciled within the geographic district, a citizen of the United States, admitted to the practice of law in the courts of the State for a period of not less than ten (10) years or must have served as a judge of a circuit, superior or criminal court of the State of Indiana for a period of not less than five (5) years.

    Election

    Term of Office

    Term 10 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    No Limitation on Term of Office.

    Chief salary

    $167,500

    associates salary

    $165,000

    Qualification age

    The mandatory retirement age for justices on the supreme court and all other courts in Indiana is 75.

    The Court Of Appeal
    Authority

    The court hears civil appeals from Indiana's trials courts and a number of state agencies as well as most criminal appeals.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible for nomination as a justice of the Supreme Court or Judge of the Court of Appeals, a person must be domiciled within the geographic district, a citizen of the United States, admitted to the practice of law in the courts of the State for a period of not less than ten (10) years or must have served as a judge of a circuit, superior or criminal court of the State of Indiana for a period of not less than five (5) years.

    Election

    When a vacancy occurs on the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Commission on Judicial Qualifications provides the names of three nominees to the governor.

    Term of Office

    Term to 10 years

    Limit on Tenure

    No Limitation on Term of Office.

    Salary

    $160,000

    Qualification age

    under the age of 75 (retirement at 75 is mandatory).

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