Voter Services Group Report – October 2018

 Voter Services registered over one hundred voters this fall as well as handing out absentee ballot request forms and answering questions. Volunteers went to Ball State, the Second Harvest Tailgate, the Washington Street Festival, Muncie Central High School, and other locations. We received help from Delta Sigma Theta and the NAACP.

     Nicole Etcheson gave a talk about “Why You Should Vote” to two Ball State elementary education classes. Nicole and Cindy Peters presented on “What Happens When You Vote” and had a table at the Whitley Neighborhood Association. (Stacey Ingram prepared the presentation but was unable to be there.) 

   The League, the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State, and the Star-Press sponsored three candidate forums in October for state senators, state representatives, county commissioner, county council, and county officer candidates. The Bowen Center provided moderators Charles Taylor and Darren Wheeler. Robin Gibson of the Star-Press covered the forums. Delta Sigma Theta provided volunteers. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

    Vote411, the League’s website with candidate answers to questions, finally has information about Muncie-Delaware County candidates. Thanks to Teresa Basey for her tech savvy in getting it up and running. Please check it out and spread the word.

    Finally, MITS is providing bus service to the driver’s license branch for voters to get their voter identification. Buses leave from the downtown bus station on the hour and half hour as needed. This service will run the week before the election and on election day. Please pass the word about this service.

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