Leadership Development and Civic Engagement
We want to make sure that everyone who wants a voice, has a voice through their vote. We want to provide you with an understanding of how your vote works and how to register for the latest election.
Our team will provide support for registration efforts throughout campus at featured sponsored events throughout the year. Additionally, during election cycles, we will provide mock elections and watch parties.
Throughout the semester, our team will be at different locations across campus to assist with voter registration. You serve an important role in our community and voting is essential to our democracy.
The deadline for Indiana voters to register is October 9, 2018.
Voting Rights in Indiana
If you meet the following criteria, you have the right to vote in Indiana:
- US Citizen and an Indiana resident
- 18 Years Old
- Not in Prison
- Lived in your voting precinct for at least 30 days
- Registered to vote
Here are the dates for voting in the 2018 primary election:
- Early Voting (in-person): October 10-November 5, 2018
- Absentee (mail) application: October 29, 2018
- Absentee (mail) ballot deadline: November 6, 2018
- Election Day: November 6, 2018
For complete information about voting in Indiana, you can utilize the Voter Information Portal.
#JagVote Mock Election
2016 was the inaugural year of the #JagVote Mock Election, the Leadership Development & Civic Engagement (LDCE) team co-sponsored with the Indiana Campus Compact through the Campus Election Engagement Project grant. The primary community partner was the Marion County Board of Elections, who provided the mock ballots, voting booths, and staff time.
Special thank you to our staff and volunteers from the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement, Indiana Disability Rights, The League of Women Voters, and the IUPUI Black Faculty and Staff Council providing voter registration and voter education services.
Our mock elections are meant to provide you with an understanding of not just the candidates on the national, state, and local level but what local and state issues you can vote upon each election cycle.
During the latest election cycle, we provided watch parties for all presidential debates, vice-presidential debates, and inauguration day coverage.
We provide you a convenient space in the Campus Center TV Lounge with refreshments and additional information regarding the upcoming elections.