Clerk White: Be an Election VIP
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For Immediate Release
November 1, 2011


Media Contact:

Patrick Becker, (317) 327-2050
Clerk White: Be an Election VIP 

Online feature allows access to vital Election Day information 

INDIANAPOLIS – With seven days until Election Day, Marion County Clerk Beth White reminds voters to be election ready by using the county’s Voter Information Portal, an online feature providing access to vital Election Day information.
 
The Voter Information Portal (VIP) is a comprehensive online tool for voters to find out where they go to vote, determine their voter registration status, review a sample ballot and see who represents them at the federal, state and local level.
 
“One way to encourage participation is by making information readily available to voters,” Marion County Clerk Beth White said. “So often I hear that people don’t vote because the process is too complicated or they don’t know who is on the ballot. The VIP will prepare voters for Election Day, which I believe will lead to a more positive experience at the polls.”
 
To access the VIP, click on the ‘Voter Information Portal’ link on www.indy.gov/election or go to www.indy.gov/vip. On the VIP’s main page, a voter enters their street address and can enter a birth date to confirm their registration status. After clicking ‘search,’ a photo of the voter’s polling location appears along with a map and an option to find driving directions.
 
Following the tabs along the top of the page, a voter can check their registration status, determine their voting districts and see a list of current elected officials and candidates. They can also view a sample ballot, which is customized to the voter’s precinct as there are sixty-three different ballot styles in Marion County’s upcoming election.
 
“In each election, our office receives hundreds of requests from voters wishing to see a sample ballot. The VIP will provide this information instantly wherever or whenever it is requested,” Clerk White added.
 
In addition to the online VIP, voters can call (317) 327-VOTE and use the automated system to find out where they go to vote and to confirm their voter registration. The phone-based polling place locater will walk the voter through the steps to enter their birth date and numeric portion of their address to verify their polling location.
 
For voters living outside of Marion County, the Indiana Secretary of State’s website can be accessed at www.in.gov/sos. For more information about Marion County’s municipal election, visit www.indy.gov/election or call (317) 327-VOTE.
 
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