Residents have until Oct. 10 to register to vote in the upcoming municipal election on Nov. 7. Under Indiana law, legal adults who are U.S. citizens are eligible to vote as long as they meet certain criteria.
To register, a resident must:
- be a U.S. citizen and an Indiana resident;
- have resided in their voting precinct at least 30 days before the next election;
- be at least 18 years old on the day of the election;
- not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.
Residents can go online to register at indianavoters.in.gov. Johnson County residents can also register in person by visiting the county voter registration office at the Johnson County Courthouse, 5 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, or any license branch.
Those who were already registered are encouraged to check their registrations, at indianavoters.in.gov.
Another option to register is a voter registration event that the League of Women Voters of Johson County will hold at local libraries this month.
The League is encouraging citizens to vote and is committed to making sure that voters have information about local, state and federal candidates and political issues. They will carry out that mission during the events that are set on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 19. The events will be held at all four branches of the Johnson County Public Library — Clark Pleasant, Franklin, Trafalgar and White River — from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m.
To learn more about the League visit lwvjcin.org/.