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Lawson to kids: Participate in mock elections

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Secretary of State Connie Lawson is encouraging parents, educators, and students to participate in the National Student/Parent Mock Election to learn more about elections. Lawson was appointed by NSPME to help recruit students across the state to enroll in the program which has been a national tradition for 34 […]

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New app makes registering to vote easy on the go

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be able to register to vote via smart phone this election after the release of the “Indiana Voters” app. “The Indiana Voters App is the next phase of this office embracing technology to improve customer service and citizen engagement,” Secretary of State Connie Lawson said in a […]

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Secretary of State expands financial literacy program

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Secretary of State Connie Lawson launched a program Wednesday that expands on the state’s already existing financial literacy program. Indiana MoneyWise – formerly known as Indiana Investment Watch – focuses on improving Hoosiers’ financial literacy and protecting investors from scams. The newly enhanced program will expand its focus and […]

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Secretary of state, county officials cleans up voter rolls

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials have identified more than 700,000 voter records in Indiana that either need to be updated or made inactive because they are no longer valid. Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the voter list refresh project – which has included mailing more than 5 million postcards to Hoosiers – […]

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New rules allow Hoosiers to take part in crowd funding for startups

By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Secretary of State’s office released new rules for crowdfunding in Indiana on Tuesday to coordinate with a new law that allows it for business startups. “Previously, entrepreneurs could only solicit funding from wealthy investors, limiting their ability to grow their business and preventing smaller investors from taking advantage […]

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State acts to clean up voter lists

By Allie Nash TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – This week some Hoosiers will be receiving postcards requesting updated information as part of a statewide effort to clean up voter registration information. All voting Hoosiers received postcards in May from the Secretary of State’s office. The second postcard will go to addresses that returned the first postcard as […]

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Secretary of state pushes financial literacy with reading program for kids

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Secretary of State’s office launched a summer reading program Monday to promote financial literacy and smart money management to young Hoosiers. “You are never too young to learn how money and smart decisions affect you,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “I hope Hoosier students will learn […]

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Video: Daily roundup for June 9, 2014

The daily Statehouse roundup for June 9 from reporters Jess Seabolt and Alec Gray: Daily Statehouse roundup – 6-9-2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Republicans to pick treasurer nominee, marriage language at convention in Fort Wayne

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With at least 2,000 people expected to attend, the Indiana Republican Convention is going to have “a new view and energy,” said state Chairman Tim Berry. The convention will be outside of Indianapolis this year and Berry said that Fort Wayne is “rolling out the welcome mat” for the […]

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Voter turnout: 13 percent in last month’s primary

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About 13 percent of registered voters went to the polls in the primary election last fall, according to data released Monday by Secretary of State Connie Lawson. That is roughly 617,156 of the 4.5 million registered Indiana voters. Of those, 16 percent voters cast a ballot early. Lawson said […]

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