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Indiana's Voter I.D. Requirements Indiana law requires all voters who vote in person to show a form of valid I.D. before signing the poll book. To be valid, identification cards MUST display: 1.) your photo, 2.) your name, which must conform to your voter registration record, 3.) an expiration date that is current or has expired AFTER the last general election (Nov. 6, 2012), and 4.) must be issued by the State of Indiana or U.S. government. College ID's from a state school that meet the above requirements are acceptable but IDs from a private school are not valid. If you do not possess a valid form of ID for voting purposes, the BMV is required to provide a card for FREE ... but only if you ask! To learn more on obtaining a free ID card, click here.
Since that successful public education push, the Indiana House of Representatives has passed an redistricting reform bill (HB 1032). Far from perfect, there is still time to improve this bill ... if the Senate gives it adequate attention.
Please take a moment to read this article by Debbie Asberry, LWVIN Redistricting Task Force Chair, as well as these pieces in the IBJ and Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. Then, contact you State Senator asking him/her to give redistricting reform a fair hearing.
You can also find the LWVIN position on redistricting here
Our partners at the Indiana Citizen's Alliance for Transit remind us that, "...whether you're in Central Indiana or elsewhere in the state, your Senator is a Republican or Democrat and/or if you've contacted them many times before, contact them again by Tuesday, Feb. 4. We're not certain that we have the votes to keep this bill moving forward in the legislative process. If we don't make our collective voices heard now, we may not have another opportunity."
When the committee began work in late summer, it started by gathering current information about K-12 public education in Indiana, especially about funding and recent alternatives to traditional public schools. Members of the committee studied numerous reports and websites and met with staff members of the Indiana Department of Education.
Please check the Calendar of Events page to learn of any new study meetings you might like to attend -- new study members are always welcome!