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Political Science Course Guide - Indianapolis

Radio + Podcasts

WICR 88.7 FM

Legally Speaking / Positively Politics - Every Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Legally Speaking is a 30 minute show hosted by Attorney Charles Braun. The show seeks to answer YOUR legal questions, and does so in a ‘call-in’ format, which allows you to speak directly with Attorney Braun. For 35 years, he has been there to answer questions and offer guidance to listeners in central Indiana.

Positively Politics is a 30 minute show hosted by Dr. Laura Merrifield Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Indianapolis.  The show explores current political issues and events by connecting them in a larger academic context to provide new insight and ideas.  Positively Politics aims to ask more questions rather than provide all the answers and challenges its listeners to do the same.

University of Indianapolis: WICR 88.7

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Tips for First-Time Voters

Welcome to History at Ivy Tech-Indianapolis!

This guide explores Political Science topics relevant to POLS 101, POLS 112, POLS 201, POLS 202, POLS 211, and POLS 220.

  • Use the links at the left to explore to find starting points for your research. 
  • For additional help with research, please contact the library.
  • To schedule Research or Writing & Reading tutoring

We the People

2024 Voter Registration

Plan Your Vote: How to vote in the 2024 election in every state


Voter Registration 

You have the right to vote in Indiana if:

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
  • You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  • You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Register to Vote Online

Register to vote online by visiting  Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who's on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

Ivy Tech - Voter Registration

Your Vote is Vital!

At Ivy Tech, we believe that all eligible voters have a responsibility to participate in our democracy. To that end, we are committed to providing you with the information and tools to vote in every election, from local to federal. Indiana Legislature

Indiana Legislature

The General Assembly, the legislative branch, consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Indiana's fifty State Senators are elected for four-year terms and one hundred State Representatives for two-year terms. In odd-numbered years, the General Assembly meets in a sixty-one day session. In even-numbered years, the Assembly meets for thirty session days.

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