by ALEX PIROWSKI - October 7, 2020 - How to make an impact this November.
With the General Election coming up on November 3rd, it is important to know whether or not you are eligible for voter registration. In Indiana, you are eligible to vote if you are both a resident of Indiana and a U.S. citizen, and if you are at least 18 years old before or on the day of the election. Even if you meet these criteria, you will still need to register to vote, but how does one do that?
The registration process is relatively easy, but there are still some requirements you must meet. In terms of registering online, one of the simplest registration methods for those with internet access, the aforementioned criteria still apply, but you must also have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID. Additionally, you need to have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the election (October 4th). Indiana’s voter precincts can be found here. Westfield is within District 5 for the Congressional Election; District 20 for the Indiana State Senate; and Districts 24 and 32 for the Indiana State House of Representatives.
If you meet all of the requirements necessary to register, you can do so online at indianavoters.in.gov. This is the Indiana government’s voter portal, and contains additional information regarding polling locations, voting hours, candidates, and other relevant information.
With the knowledge of the registration process, it is extremely important to become educated on who is running for each position in government. Researching the candidates of each race is encouraged, as it will help you choose the candidate who is right for you. Vote 411 has a great hub of information regarding the different candidates and races, which can be accessed here. Utilizing these resources, you can see all of the races within your area, as well as the candidates and their positions on relevant issues.
With these tools and the information they provide, you will be able to find the right candidates for you. Using this knowledge in tandem with your own views and beliefs, this election day, you can make an impact on your county, your state, and your country.