Information on voting and registering to vote in Tippecanoe County
Lafayette and West Lafayette Common Councils are in the process of redrawing City district maps. Follow their progress on their respective websites: Lafayette City Council and West Lafayette City Council. Attend council meetings to share your opinions and ask questions.
To vote in Tippecanoe County, you must be 18 years old, a US Citizen, registered at your current address and have a valid photo ID. More information on Indiana's Photo ID Law is on the Secretary of State's website.
Citizens in Tippecanoe County can vote on Election Day at any one of the Vote Centers in the county. A government issued valid photo ID is required to cast your ballot. Learn how to obtain a valid ID at the Secretary of State's website.
Those unable to vote in person on Election Day have the option to vote before Election Day at one of the early voting sites. The Journal & Courier and other media provide the location of the Vote Centers that are open before and on Election Day. Citizens can also request an absentee ballot by mail.
This information is from the Tippecanoe County Board of Election and Registration, which administers all county and municipal election activity. The Tippecanoe County Board of Election and Registration is located on the third floor of the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 North 3rd Street, Lafayette. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
A person must meet the following requirements to be a registered voter in Indiana: a citizen of the United States; be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the next general or municipal election; live in a precinct continuously for at least thirty (30) days before the next election; and not currently be in prison following conviction of a crime.
Voter registration forms are available at the Tippecanoe County and West Lafayette Public Libraries, or register in person at the City Clerk's office, township trustee offices, or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If you have a valid photo voter ID you may register to vote on-line. The voter registration form is also available for download. After you print and complete the form, mail it to: Tippecanoe County Board of Elections & Registration, P.O. Box 619 Lafayette, IN 47902-0619
-The Board of Election and Registration Office (3rd floor of the Tippecanoe Office Building) 20 N 3rd, Lafayette Phone: 423-9303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
-Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 2200 Elmwood Avenue, Lafayette (448-3738) and 720 W. Navajo, West Lafayette (464-1526)
-Go on-line at http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/election_board/ or http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/
The voter registration deadlines for the 2012 Elections are April 9 for the Primary Election and October 9 for the General Election.Top of page
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