Jackson County Democrats planning voter registration event


Anyone wanting to vote for president and state and local officials in the Nov. 3 election, must be registered to do so by Oct. 5.

The Jackson County Democrats are organizing an event to help people get registered or to check their voter registration status.

On Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, volunteers will have a table and tent set up on the sidewalk outside the Vehslage Building on the northeast corner of Chestnut and Third streets in downtown Seymour.

Parking is available along the streets around the building or in nearby parking lots.

“We’d like to register as many individuals as possible,” said Yvonne Willhite, Washington Township Democratic precinct committeewoman. “We’ll register any who are eligible.”

Those wanting to register must be at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 3.

A valid Indiana driver’s license, identification card or Social Security card will be required for the application which must be signed in-person by the voter.

The county voter registration office will approve or deny applications within 30 days.

Anyone who has had a recent name or address change also needs to update their registration and can do so on the Indiana Voter Portal website at indianavoters.in.gov. Voters who have moved to a new precinct should transfer their registration at least 30 days before the election.

Early voting sites will open in Seymour and Brownstown starting in October.

The date of the registration event is significant because Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day.

“A hundred years after American women were granted the right to vote, it is important for all women and men to exercise their right to vote,” Willhite said.

She is running for one of three at-large seats on the Jackson County Council. Other candidates are Democrats Scott Olsen and Brad Smith and Republicans Dave Hall, John Nolting and Brett Turner.

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What: National Voter Registration Day event (Register to vote in the Nov. 3 election or check voter registration status

Where: Outside the Vehslage Building on the northeast corner of Chestnut and Third streets in downtown Seymour

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Sept. 22


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