INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Secretary of State's office is alerting Hoosier voters that they will soon be receiving postcards to verify their voter registration. The office said the postcards are part of a statewide voter list refresh.
“These mailings help us identify records that need updating or are no longer valid. This helps us create a more accurate picture of voter turnout for the state and helps ensure our elections remain safe and secure. Hoosiers deserve to know we have accurate voter lists,” said Holli Sullivan, Secretary of State.
Here's what that means for you:
The Office of the Indiana Secretary of State will first send a postcard to the address on file for a registered voter.
If you receive the postcard and it has your name on it and your correct address, you don't need to do anything.
However, if the name is not yours, you are asked to write "return to sender" and put it back in your mailbox.
Postcards that are returned to the office as undeliverable will be used to identify outdated voter registration information.
If the first postcard is returned as undeliverable, a second postcard will be sent to the forwarding address on file with the U.S. Postal Service, if there is one.
That second postcard will ask the voter to confirm or update their residence address or cancel their Indiana voter registration using a postage pre-paid voter response card.
The postcard will need to be mailed no later than Aug. 21, 2021, and received by the Indiana Election Division by Aug. 27.
If that postcard isn't filled out with your new and correct information, you will be placed on an inactive list. A person on the inactive list will still be able to vote and if they do so in 2022, 2023 or 2024 they will then be classified as active. If information is not updated or they do not vote during that time, their voter registration will be removed.
Registering to vote
To register to vote online, click here. Voters can also visit their local county clerk’s office. Voters who need assistance can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE.