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Political Science Course Guide - Indianapolis

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. 
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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 http://www.indianavoters.com/.  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, http://www.indianavoters.com/ 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.

IN.gov: 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.