News release from the Indiana GOP Party:
GOP statewide ticket to launch â€˜Experience and Transparency Tour’
Tuesday marks first day voters can cast a ballot for Nov. 4 election
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 6, 2014) – Indiana Republican statewide candidates are set to launch their “Experience and Transparency Tour” aimed at rallying Hoosiers to cast their votes ahead of the November election.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch and Treasurer of State candidate Kelly Mitchell will travel by bus to more than 30 counties between Oct. 14 and Election Day. Stops for early vote rallies will include Republican campaign headquarters and locations near early voting centers like courthouse squares.
Any registered voter is eligible to cast their vote beginning on Tuesday. Hoosiers should contact their county clerk’s office or visit their county government’s website for information on early vote locations and hours.
As Lawson, Crouch and Mitchell travel the state they will talk with voters about their strong track records of looking out for Hoosiers.
“I’ve met with thousands of Hoosiers in an effort to teach young people about the dangers of credit card abuse and to help senior citizens avoid being victims of identity theft and financial scams,” Lawson said. “Protecting Hoosiers from fraud is one of my top priorities and not only are we helping to prevent it, but we also have increased the penalties on scam artists who steal people’s hard-earned money.”
Lawson, who serves as the state’s chief election officer, reminded Hoosiers of today’s deadline for residents to register to vote or update their voter registration. Anyone not yet registered can visit www.IndianaVoters.com to do so until midnight.
“The trust the taxpayer grants an elected official is a sacred trust and every dollar spent should be done so with serious respect and consideration for those that earned those tax dollars,” Crouch said. “The Auditor’s office is charged with maintaining Indiana’s Transparency Portal and works to ensure that Indiana government spending is transparent and accessible to Hoosiers because every dollar that comes to government has a name and a face attached to it. In April, Indiana’s Transparency Portal was ranked No. 1 in the nation and my office has recently announced more initiatives to improve the portal.”
“Hoosiers across the state are looking for candidates with experience and a vision for the future,” Mitchell said. “I am looking forward to encouraging Hoosiers to get out and vote for candidates who will guard taxpayer dollars and steer Indiana toward a bright future.”
Registered voters do not need a reason to vote early, and will be asked to present a valid photo ID issued by the State of Indiana. Early voters will also be asked while at the polling location to complete an application to vote absentee – since any person casting a ballot before Election Day is considered an absentee voter. Ballots will not be counted until Election Day.
“This year’s mid-term election is expected to draw a low voter turnout, but our Party has been working hard to rally fellow Republicans to support our statewide and local candidates,” said Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry. “In fact, we expect to make more than 1 million voter contacts by Election Day. We’re confident our Party will turn out the vote this year, so we can continue Indiana’s success story by electing qualified Hoosiers to office.”
Important dates to remember:
Tuesday, Oct. 7th
First day a voter may vote early
Monday, Oct. 27th
Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received
(For information concerning absentee voting click here.)
Tuesday, Nov. 4th
(To find your polling place, see who’s on your ballot or find contact information for your county election office visit www.IndianaVoters.com.)