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‘No correlation’ between early voting and voter turnout, secretary of state says

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As far as Secretary of State Connie Lawson is concerned, the candidates and the issues, not necessarily the number of early polling sites, drive voter turnout. Rather, she said to a group of lawmakers Wednesday at the Interim Study Committee on Elections, early voting benefits people who vote in […]

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Indiana’s one-stop online business portal hits milestone

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — INBiz, Indiana’s online portal for registering and managing business, has reached a new milestone of 200,000 active users as of July 31. INBiz helps new businesses get properly registered and help already existing businesses stay up-to-date. Business owners can handle a variety of state and local reporting requirements in one […]

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Your old suit could inspire a woman’s life

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers, legislative staff and state employees are donating gently used business suits to help women become successful in work and life.   “This is a perfect place to collect suits because people here at Statehouse absolutely look professional in their work,” Secretary of State Connie Lawson said. During the […]

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Record voter turnout in 2016

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Of Indiana’s 4.8 million registered voters, 58 percent cast a ballot in the November general election. According to a report from the Secretary of State’s office, that makes 2016 a record setting year with 2,807,676 Hoosiers casting a ballot, more than in 2008 and 2012. The report, however, said this […]

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Straight-ticket voting change could surprise voters

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For faithful Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians in Indiana, voting on Election Day is simple. Walk into the booth and check one box to select every candidate from their party. But beginning this election the straight-ticket option will not include all partisan races. In an effort to clear up confusion, […]

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New investigation into possible voter registration fraud

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police are investigating another case of possible voter registration fraud after thousands of dates of birth and first names were changed. “At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication […]

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Puppies encourage Hoosiers to vote with ‘pawsitive’ campaigns

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers will vote for local, state and national officials Nov. 8, but starting now, you can vote for their favorite furry friend. The three pups, Hunter, Desiree and Truman, are being trained as service dogs and they’re also candidates in the Top Dog election. The election is a popularity […]

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Facebook reminder leads to increase in voter registrations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Facebook’s reminder to register to vote has led to a spike in Indiana registrations. Facebook launched the voter registration reminder Friday and since then 30,000 Hoosiers have signed up online. “Since Facebook launched its online campaign to remind Hoosiers to register to vote, we have seen substantially higher than normal […]

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Voter registration fraud found in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fraudulent voter registration applications have been found in Indiana, according to the secretary of state’s office. A group by the name of the Indiana Voter Registration Project is accused of turning in forged voter registration applications. The secretary of state’s office said the group altered the addresses of voters who […]

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Attorneys, financial planners to offer advice at free event

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can receive free financial and legal advice during an upcoming event hosted by the Secretary of State’s office. Financial planners, attorneys and medical clinicians will be on hand to provide guidance at Straight Answer Saturday. “Many citizens don’t know where to turn when it comes to important questions about […]

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