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Republicans sweep statewide races with all-female ticket

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans swept the elections for statewide office Tuesday with easy wins over Democrats running for auditor, treasurer and secretary of state. The results mean that Auditor Suzanne Crouch and Secretary of State Connie Lawson will keep their offices, while Kelly Mitchell will move into the treasurer’s office. “It’s ladies […]

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Secretary of state candidates battle over voting issues

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Beth White is banking that Hoosiers are ready for a change as she fights to unseat Republican Connie Lawson from the secretary of state’s office. But White – who currently serves as the Marion County clerk – is facing an uphill battle. No Democrat has held the job […]

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Statewide candidates take to TV to spread message

By Hannah Troyer Thestatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With no race of national interest on the ballot in Indiana, the TV ad wars that accompany most election seasons have been largely missing. But the men and women running for state treasurer, auditor and secretary of state are trying to fill the void and nab voters’ attention. Five […]

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Republicans to file complaint over Democrat’s campaign materials

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Beth White’s staff acknowledged Wednesday that it distributed campaign material for her secretary of state’s race without a required disclosure notice. But spokesman Chris Becker called the problem an oversight and said the campaign has stopped using the postcard-style materials. Still, the Indiana Republican Party announced Wednesday that […]

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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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