Secretary of State Encourages Hoosiers to Register to Vote

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is encouraging Hoosiers to register to vote to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices, such as literacy tests and poll taxes, which were adopted after the Civil War to prevent African-Americans from registering and exercising their right to vote. It also established new legal protections for minority voters at the polls.Hoosiers can register to vote on-line by using the Indiana Voters app, or by visiting IndianaVoters.com, and can submit an application to register in person at their local county clerk’s office or any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch.