University of Southern Indiana
Voter Information

Vote November 6, 2012 and Make Your Voice Heard!

Indiana Voter's Calendar

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS
    A voter must register or transfer registration by close of business (or midnight for online applications).
    • Various locations on campus have voter registration forms and absentee ballots available.  You must take the form with you and mail or deliver the form to the appropriate voter registration office.
      • Government Relations (Rm 102, Wright Administration Building)
      • Residence Life
      • Registrar's Office (Rm 1075, Orr Center)
      • Rice Library
      • University Center East
      • University Center West
    • Prefer doing your business online? Visit to register, request an absentee ballot, check registration status, find a polling location, etc.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 - First day a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person at a private residence, or a voter with disabilities may vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at the residence or place of confinement. 
  • Monday, October 29, 2012 - Deadline, by midnight, for the circuit court to receive absentee ballot applications requesting to vote absentee by mail. 
  • Monday, November 5, 2012
    • Deadline, by noon, for a Circuit Court Clerk to receive absentee ballot applications from confined voters or voters caring for a confined person requesting delivery of a ballot by an absentee voter board.
    • Deadline, by noon, for a voter to vote an absentee ballot in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2012 - GENERAL ELECTION DAY
    • Polls are open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Check out to be sure you know where to go and ensure you have everything you need on Election Day. 
    • Photo ID:  Voters registered in Indiana will be required to show an ID issued by either the state of Indiana or the United States government. If you currently hold an out-of-state ID, but consider Indiana your permanent address, you can surrender it and opt to receive an Indiana ID card (free of charge) or Driver's License.

As a College Student, You Have Options

Unsure where to claim residency when registering to vote?  As a college student, your have the right to claim residency at your college location or your residence prior to college.  Learn more about your options as a college student by visiting the Indiana Election Division or calling the Hoosier Voter Hotline @ 1(866) IN-1-VOTE(8683). For additional information on campus, contact the Office of Government Relations at 464-1774, or email

Listed below are some local, state, and federal links for information on current elected officials, issues, legislation, how to register to vote, identify your legislators, how to communicate with your legislators, and how to write a letter to your legislator.

Your Vote Your Choice  to access all state election offices to register, request an absentee ballot, check registration status, find a polling location, etc.

Vanderburgh County Voters Registration Office

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