Elections & Politics

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The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race's big issues.

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A group of Indiana residents trying to force the state to allow all Hoosier voters to cast mail-in ballots this year have their day in a federal appeals court Wednesday.

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 A federal judge is forcing Indiana to count all mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, as long as they arrive to county clerks by Nov. 13.

That ruling comes in a lawsuit brought by Common Cause Indiana and the Indiana NAACP.

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Hoosiers have one week left to register to vote for the 2020 general election.

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Barring a last-minute curveball from the federal courts, Indiana will be one of only four states without expanded vote-by-mail for the 2020 general election, amid an ongoing pandemic.

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Indiana residents must be registered to vote 29 days before each election. What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you’re homeless? We’re answering your questions submitted through the Indiana 2020 Two-Way.

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden haven’t made any campaign stops in Indiana this general election cycle. But Hoosiers got a chance to hear from a presidential candidate Sunday evening – Libertarian Jo Jorgensen.

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Less than half of the number of 18- and 19-year-olds are registered to vote in Indiana this year compared to 2016. That decline is the worst in the nation.

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have huge implications for the future of reproductive rights and access to abortion.

Indiana's candidates for governor each weighed in on the controversial issue this week.

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Hoosier voters will be able to go to court this fall to ask for polls to stay open longer if there are problems on Election Day.

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Indiana Democrats are calling on U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) to wait to vote on a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court until after the election.

(Courtesy of the Weinzapfel and Rokita campaigns)

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill would rather a court eliminate the current vote-by-mail option for Hoosiers aged 65 or older than allow every eligible voter to cast a mail-in ballot.

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Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.

The political parties sending out absentee ballot applications isn’t new – it’s a common way for them to try to drive up voter turnout.

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Hoosiers have about one month left to register to vote for the 2020 general election. 

Indiana Won't Allow Expanded Vote-By-Mail This Fall

Aug 27, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson insists the state will have a “normal election” this fall and won’t expand mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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