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This guide is to provide information about 2012 election candidates and voter registration.
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014 URL: http://libguides.depauw.edu/election2012 Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome

Welcome - this guide should point you to resources to make an informed decision for the 2012 general election. The sites below are good starting points for lots of info.

Let the librarians know how we can help you in researching the candidates or issues!

 

Indecision Forever (Comedy Central)

This video will change regularly, so keep checking back! Pardon the brief ads at the beginning of some clips.

 

Indiana Registration

If you are an Indiana resident, register (in person, by mail, or online) for the 2012 election - deadline is October 9, 2012, to vote in the general election in November.

If you are legally a resident of another state, register & vote by absentee ballot, using this website & form.

The closest location to register as a Greencastle resident is the County Courthouse, in the center of the square downtown, on the 2nd floor, in the Clerk's Office - Circuit & Superior Court, room 21 - 23. They're open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm (till 6 on Tuesdays). Telephone: (765)655-1538.

You can also register at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles - the Greencastle branch's hours & location are here (closed Saturday afternoon, Sunday, Monday).

You must be a U.S. citizen. Bring ID with your address on it (driver's license, bank statement, bill, etc., but not your DePauw ID). To fill out the form in advance, or fill it out & mail it, get it here.

IMPORTANT: according to the Secretary of State's website, Indiana law does not consider you to be eligible to vote in Greencastle unless you intend to live in here after graduation. If you are not already an Indiana resident, he says that you are expected to get an Indiana driver's license and registration for your car (if you have one). The Indiana Democratic Party disagrees, saying that this is the Republican SoS's way of discouraging college students from voting in Indiana. The Marion County (Indianapolis) Election Board simply says that college students can choose to vote, & the U.S. House Committee on Administration held hearings in 2008 on policies, press releases, & other actions that have been used to decrease student voting in specific states & districts.

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