Expand early voting in Marion County, Indiana - #VoteEasyIndy
I am one of 700,000 voters in Marion County. I demand that the Marion County Election Board APPROVE additional early voting sites in 2018 and ENGAGE the community in deciding where to locate them.
Voting is a right and critical to the health of our democracy. It’s how we make our voices heard and hold our elected officials accountable. We believe voting should be easy and convenient as well.
Indiana law allows early voting for about a month before Election Day - giving citizens greater flexibility to choose when to vote. Each county must have at least one early voting location, but local election boards may approve more.
Although more than 700,000 voters live in Indianapolis and Marion County, we have had ONLY ONE EARLY VOTING SITE since 2010. In contrast, our neighbors in the surrounding counties have lots of early voting options. For example, in the last election Hamilton County approved three early voting sites for 230,000 voters - which is one for every 77,000 voters. Johnson County offered one early voting site for every 15,000 voters. And Boone County offered one early voting site for every 5,500 voters.
Indianapolis is a great place to live, and convenient, easy access to early voting should be a basic part of our civic infrastructure. There is no good reason why the Marion County Election Board should continue to deny expanded access to early voting for Marion County voters - because early voting should be convenient and easy, no matter where you live.
Vote Early. Vote Easy. #VoteEasyIndy