Sunday, October 31, 2010

Election 2010 -- Voter Information Portal

The election is on Tuesday. If you have questions - like where you vote and what your ballot will look like, there is a really helpful 'Voter Information Portal' on the City Clerk's Election website.

Click on the link below to get to the Portal:

When you do, you will be taken to this screen (I added the red arrows, though):

Enter your address in the box that the top red arrow pointing at, and click the 'verify address' button. Once the address is verified, the 'search' button, noted with the bottom red arrow, will become active. Fill in your date of birth in the boxes provided, if you want to find out if you are registered to vote. You do NOT have to fill in your birthdate to proceed. Select any particular item you wish in the 'view' dropdown box. All of the options will remain available when you get to the next screen, so you can choose to leave this at the 'polling place' option. When you have filled in all that you wish to, click the 'search' button.

Then you will get this screen below (again, I added the red arrows):

Depending upon what 'view' you selected in the dropdown box on the first screen, you will see one of the tabs at the top of the screen open (highlighted with the top red arrow). I wanted to see the ballot, so I clicked on the 'sample ballot' tab. That led to this screen. I got stuck on this screen, waiting for the 'loading' circle to stop spinning (I've highlighted that with the bottom red arrow). Just ignore that spinning icon and click on the hotlink '2010 General Election Ballot', to see the ballot as it will be in your voting place.

This Voter Information Portal is fat with information that you may want to have before Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

I went to that website and didn't find anything about the presedent election! is there something wrong with this? i want to vote against oboma and i don't see where to vote! is this voter fraud?

Had Enough Indy? said...

The Presidential election is every four years, so it won't be back until 2012. BTW - it's always in years divisible by 4.