Indiana was admitted as the 19th state in the US on December 11, 1816. The state capital and largest city in the state is Indianapolis. Made up of just over 36,000 square miles, Indiana is the 38th largest state in the US. Its population of over 6,500,000 residents makes it the 16th most populous state in the country.
The state, which is nicknamed, the “Hoosier” state, is home to people who call themselves “Hoosiers.” The reference refers to a time when settlers in the state would hear someone coming down a path and yell a kind of greeting of “Who’s There?”
Major industries in the state include the growing and harvesting of soybeans, corn and wheat, manufacturing and the mining of limestone and coal. Steel-making is also considered a major industry.
Paul Dresser penned the song of the state, “On the Banks of the Wabash Far Away.” The state’s motto is “The Crossroads of America.” Individuals who automatically receive their right to vote again also feel like they are at a major crossroad when they are released from jail.
Like the neighboring state of Illinois, felons in Indiana automatically regain their voting privileges after release from prison. They can also vote if they are on parole or probation. You can cross-reference the details on this link.
Felon Voting Law in Indiana
Indiana automatically reinstates voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences. The right to vote is not barred to anyone serving probation or currently on parole. Felons who have been discharged from the prison system only need to register to vote.
How a Felon in Indiana Can Restore Their Voting Rights
Once you have completed your prison sentence, you need to re-register or register to vote in Indiana. In order to facilitate the process or simplify it, registration is available online. The online application enables you to register to vote, change your name on your registration record or change your address on the application. In order to meet eligibility requirements, you must –
· Be a US citizen
· Be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next municipal, special or general election
· Have resided in the electoral precinct for a minimum of 30 days before the date of the next municipal, special or general election (with the exception of certain voters in the military)
· Not be in prison or currently convicted of a crime
To register to vote online in Indiana, applicants must also have photo identification in the form of a state identification card or driver’s license issued by the state. The state uses applicants’ signatures on file with the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMD) for the signature for their voter registration card.
If you do not have the aforementioned driver’s license or state ID, you can still register to vote by completing a voter registration application and sending it via the mail to the proper state election division or proper voter registration office. You may also register to vote in-person at the proper county registration office of state election division.
Anyone who supplies false details on a voter registration application in the State of Indiana or knowingly makes a false declaration concerning his registration qualifications is guilty of a felony (level 6). This felony can lead to a fine as much as $10,000 and/or prison time of up to 2 ½ years. You can obtain more details about the online registration process as well as register to vote by clicking on this link.
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