Prospective voters in the Nov. 8th General Election have until tomorrow to register or update their information. Updates are necessary if a voter has moved or had a name change. Visit www.IndianaVoters.com to register or update your information. In order to vote in Indiana, you must be at least 18, an Indiana resident and a United States citizen.
Voters who are already registered are also encouraged to make sure their information is correct as the investigation into reports of voter fraud has expanded to 56 counties.
The latest list provided by the Indiana State Police includes LaPorte, Marshall, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, Newton and Cass Counties.
The Indiana State Police served a search warrant on Oct. 4 at the Indianapolis office of the Indiana Voter Registration Project. Investigators are looking into reports of fraudulent or false information, including combination of made up names and made up addresses, real names with made up or incorrect addresses and false dates of births with real names as well as combinations of all these examples.
They say victims may not discover they have been disenfranchised from voting until they go to the polls and realize their information has been altered. If that’s the case, they might have to cast a provisional ballot. Investigators add it’s not possible at this time to determine how many registered voters may have been affected.
If a citizen discovers inaccurate information that indicates they could be a victim, they should contact their local voter registration office and the 24 hour Indiana State Police Voter Registration Application Fraud tip line of 888-603-3147.