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The fight over vote-by-mail continues in Indiana as Gov. Eric Holcomb and Republicans remain opposed to expanding the system for this year’s fall election.

Indiana Governor Urged To Expand Mail Voting During Pandemic

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Indiana lieutenant governors called for Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to expand mail-in voting Friday as the coronavirus continues. Without a broad mail-in voting option, former Indiana lieutenant governors John Mutz and Kathy Davis said Friday that fewer voting locations and long lines at polls will further suppress minority, disabled and low-income voters. Mutz, a Republican who severed under former Gov.

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Common Cause Indiana and the Indiana NAACP are suing Indiana in federal court over what they say is its “unjustifiably early” deadline to return absentee vote-by-mail ballots.

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Voter advocates want Hoosiers to be able to vote by mail in this year’s general election.

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Indiana recently closed the book on maybe the most unusual election in its history – a primary, delayed by a month, that featured expanded vote-by-mail.

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It’s currently unlikely Hoosiers will have access to expanded vote-by-mail for this fall’s general election.

Republican leaders aren’t endorsing it after using it in the primary.

Concerns around COVID-19 prompted Indiana leaders to allow any Hoosier who wanted one to get a vote-by-mail ballot this year. And around 500,000 more people did so than in the 2018 or 2016 primaries. Democratic leaders like state party chair John Zody say that’s why it’s needed in November.

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A group dedicated to pursuing vote-by-mail for every Hoosier in every election is suing the state to help make that a reality this fall.

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Starting in March, concerns about the new coronavirus began causing states across the country to think differently about how to hold their primary elections. Indiana was no different.

Gov. Eric Holcomb officially pushed the state's primary back to June 2 and online voter registration is now open until May 4.

And now, any Hoosier who wants to vote by mail can do so.

Here are the steps you need to take to make sure you're ready — and eligible — to vote by mail in this year's Indiana primary election.

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The leaders of Indiana’s two major political parties want all Hoosiers to be able to vote by mail in May’s primary.

In a letter to the Indiana Election Commission, GOP Chair Kyle Hupfer and Democratic Party Chair John Zody say Hoosier voters have legitimate concerns about voting in person this May.

Current law only allows vote-by-mail if the person is totally unable to be at the polls on Election Day – for instance, if they’re going to be out of town, if they’re confined to a health care facility or their home, or if they’re a member of the military.