voting rights

Indiana is gearing up to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a class-action lawsuit challenging a law that prohibits sex offenders from entering schools to vote. 

The ACLU filed the suit on behalf of a Blackford County man whose polling place is on school property.

Attorney Jen Mensz argues the new law that took effect last month and says sex offenders should vote via an absentee ballot is unconstitutional.

State and local lawmakers in Tippecanoe County are fighting a bill that would limit college students’ voting rights. A proposal before the Indiana House would prohibit students who pay out-of-state tuition from casting a ballot.

West Lafayette Councilor Eddie VanBogaert testified against it before the Election Committee Wednesday.

Representative Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette) says there is bipartisan opposition to the proposal.