STATE CHANGES VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has introduced new voter registration forms in an effort to reduce fraud. The updated registration form includes a new section for individuals who collect voter registration applications to document their name, address and the date they received the completed application. The newly registered voter will also receive a receipt with the name and address of the individual who took custody of the application and date the transaction occurred. Lawson hopes the form will prevent names like Mickey Mouse or Jimmy Johns from making it to the voter databases. The changes in registration process were enacted by the 2013 Indiana General Assembly as part of Senate Enrolled Act 519. The updated forms were approved by the bipartisan Indiana Election Commission with assistance from the bipartisan Indiana Election Division under the guidance of co-directors Brad King and Trent Deckard.