Clerk White Reminds Voters to be an Election VIP
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For Immediate Release
April 19, 2011


Media Contact:

Angie Nussmeyer, 317.327.5099

 

Clerk White Reminds Voters to be an Election VIP!


Voter Information Portal helps Marion County voters prepare for Election Day


INDIANAPOLIS – With the primary election two weeks away, Marion County Clerk Beth White urges voters to be an Election VIP by using the Voter Information Portal, an online Election Day readiness resource.

The Voter Information Portal (VIP) is a comprehensive tool voters can use to view their Election Day polling location, including driving directions to the site, and a list of current elected officials, districts and candidates. Voters can also check their registration status and review a customized sample ballot before going to the polls on Election Day.

“There are people who don’t vote because they may not feel like they have all of the information they need,” Marion County Clerk Beth White said. “The VIP is designed to make voters feel more comfortable, which I believe will lead to a more positive experience at the polls and encourage their future participation.”

To access the features of the VIP, Marion County voters should visit www.indy.gov/vip and enter their registration address on the home page.  After clicking the ‘search’ button, the voter’s polling location information will show up on the screen, including a photo of the site and an option to get driving directions.

By using the tabs at the top of the screen voters can navigate to other features like a list of their current elected officials and candidates, and an election FAQ. Plus, the site will use the voter’s information to customize a sample ballot specific to their voting district. In May’s primary election, voters will need to select a Democrat or Republican ballot. Voters in Franklin and Perry townships will also have a non-partisan ballot option due to referendum questions in those school districts.

The information on the VIP is specific to Marion County. Voters living outside of Marion County should use the Indiana Secretary of State’s Web site <www.in.gov/sos>. For more information, call (317) 327-VOTE or send an email to elections@indy.gov.

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