12 Sep 2012
Are you registered to vote?
In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. This obligation is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person…As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (nos. 1913-1915)
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER?
The deadline for Voter Registration is drawing near. The deadline is October 9. If you voted in the last couple of elections and have NOT moved, you are registered. You can check your voter registration status and polling location at any time at http://www.indianavoters.com/ or by calling 1-866-IN-1-VOTE. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so online, by mail or in person. If you know others who are not registered, feel free to forward this email to them.
To register by mail (or to update your current registration) you will need to complete and return the Voter Registration Form (En Español) on or before October 9, 2012. Return the completed form to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division according to the registration deadline requirements.
You can also apply in person at the voter registration or county clerk’s office, any BMV license branch or public assistance office.
Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the county office will send you a voter registration acknowledgment card. Once you receive that card, you will be officially registered. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice denying the application or requesting the missing information.
YOU COUNT! Be sure you’re registered to vote in November!