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Voter registration deadline Monday, April 4

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This is the last full week that Indiana residents can register to vote or make changes to their voter registration before the May 3 primary elections.

According to the Indiana Election Calendar, the last day for voter registration will be Monday, April 4.

To be eligible to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the state, must have resided in their precinct at least 30 days prior to the election, must not be imprisoned for a criminal conviction, and be at least 18 years of age before the date of the November general election.

Seventeen year-olds can vote in the 2016 primary elections if they are turning 18 on or before Nov. 8.

Registration can be done at the Porter County Voters Registration Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located on the lower level, Room 105, of the Porter County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.

Registration forms are also available and can be accepted at any Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch.

Residents can also go online to register at

There is also a mail-in option. The Indiana Secretary of State’s Voter Portal at contains downloadable voter registration forms. Completed forms can be mailed to the County Voters Registration Office or the Indiana Election Division.

Once a registration form is accepted, the County office will send a voter registration acknowledgement card. If they do not receive their card within 30 days, residents can contact the County Voter Registration office at 219-465-3484 or 219-465-3486.

Voters can check their registration and polling place at or by calling 1-866-IN-1-VOTE (866-461-8683).


Posted 3/28/2016




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