Civic Engagement - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Civic Engagement

Register to Vote

The Y works to strengthen our community every day. Research shows voting strengthens social ties, and social ties are important for personal well-being. The deadline to register to vote or update voter registration is October 5! 

 

CHECK YOUR STATUS OR
REGISTER TO VOTE

 

Be Vote Ready

Know before you go by picking your polling location and knowing the ballot to make voting go quicker. Review the candidates for local, state, and national races before you head to the polls.

Find your early voting location: October 6th – November 2nd

 

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT

Vote on Election Day

Polling locations have changed. On Election Day (Tuesday, November 3), Hoosiers can vote at any voting center that is convenient for them.

Be prepared by bringing your ID, a mask, hand sanitizer, and prepare for longer wait times. Polls are open 6am – 6pm.

 

FIND A POLL

Youth Engagement

Join the My School Votes Team! Students can play an important role in making sure your school is ready to vote. When We All Vote, with students and educators cross America, is working to make schools hubs for voter registration. When We All Vote will provide the tools, training, support, and resources to help you start a voter registration program in your school.

 

LEARN MORE

 

As Americans, we enjoy many rights and freedoms, including the most basic right – the right to vote. Here’s what you need to know about your Right to Vote in Indiana.

Voter's Rights & Responsibilities

Voter’s Bill of Rights

Each registered voter in Indiana has the right to:

  1. Vote privately and independently.
  2. Vote, even if you have a guardian.
  3. Assistance to vote if you would like. Assistance must be requested before you the voting booth. You may receive assistance  from poll workers or a family member, friend, or another person of your choosing. You may not receive assistance from your boss or union representative.
  4. An accessible polling location. All locations must have at least one accessible voting machine and the facility, including entrances and pathways, must be accessible.

 

Voter Responsibilities

Each registered voter in Indiana should:

  1. Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues.
  2. Maintain a current address with the County Clerk’s office.
  3. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation.
  4. Bring proper identification to the polling location.
  5. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct.
  6. Treat precinct workers with courtesy.
  7. Respect the privacy of other voters.
  8. Report any problems or violations of election laws to the supervisor of elections.
  9. Ask questions, if needed.
  10. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling location.

Sign Up to be a Poll Worker

Review the requirements, training and applications.