About the Campaign 

The Cardinals Vote! Campaign is an exciting partnership project between the Center for Economic and Civic Learning the Office of Student Life and the Office of Community Engagement at Ball State. Our mission is to promote voter information and non-partisan civic engagement across the University and our surrounding community. We believe in the power of informed citizens and active participation in the democratic process. Click here to learn more about Cardinals Voting.

Ball State has been awarded the Highly Established Action Plan Seal by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for its outstanding efforts in developing a nonpartisan democratic engagement action plan. The 2024-2025 Ball State University ALL IN 2023 Action Plan, based on the Strengthening American Democracy Action Planning Guide (SADG) Rubric, has earned recognition as one of the top initiatives in the nation for promoting civic learning, community engagement, and college student voter participation.

Ball State is one of only 93 campuses nationwide to receive this prestigious recognition for the 2024 election cycle. The university’s commitment to fostering democratic engagement has been acknowledged through the Highly Established Action Plan Seal, showcasing its dedication to empowering students and the broader community with the knowledge and resources necessary for active participation in the democratic process.

For inquiries, partnership opportunities, or to share your ideas, please contact the Center for Economic and Civic Learning at cecl@bsu.edu or contact David J. Roof atdjroof@bsu.edu

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Check Your Indiana Voter Status, Poll Location and More

Key Info for Indiana Voters

Registration Deadline — 29 days before the election.Your state voter ID number is your ten digit Indiana issued driver’s license number.If you do not possess an Indiana driver’s license then provide the last four digits of your social security number.

To Register in Indiana You Must:

Be a citizen of the United StatesHave resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next electionBe at least 18 years of age on the day of the next general electionNot currently be in jail for a criminal convictionRegister online HERE

Register to Vote in Indiana

2024 Primary Election

Vote in the upcoming primary election on Tuesday, May 7, 2024! Here’s what you need to know:

Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 8, 2024. This is the last day for you to register online or in person. You can also complete and submit your voter registration application online until midnight.

Early Voting Opportunity: Starting on Friday, April 12, 2024, you can cast your vote early at the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office. Take advantage of this opportunity to avoid the Election Day rush!

Absentee Voting: You can vote via absentee ballot beginning on Thursday, April 18, 2024. If you’re from Indiana, learn more about absentee voting

Deadline for Absentee Ballot Applications: If you prefer to vote by mail make sure the circuit court clerk receives your absentee ballot application by Thursday, April 25, 2024, 11:59 pm. You can submit your application in person, by mail, fax, email, or online through the Indiana Voter Portal at indianavoters.com.

Early Voting Hours: On Saturday, April 27, 2024, and Saturday, May 4, 2024, the office of the circuit court clerk will be open for at least seven hours to permit early voting. However, in counties with a population of less than 20,000, hours may be reduced to a minimum of four hours on these dates.

Election Day: The big day is on Tuesday, May 7, 2024! Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., prevailing local time. Your voice matters—make sure to cast your vote!

Remember, your vote is your voice, and it can make a difference in shaping the future. Be informed, be engaged, and exercise your right to vote in the upcoming primary election.

For more information and updates, visit the Indiana Voter Portal at indianavoters.com.

2024 General Election

Saturday, September 21, 2024:

Absentee Ballots Mailed: County election boards will start mailing absentee ballots to voters who have already filed an approved application with the circuit court clerk.

Monday, October 7, 2024:

Voter Registration Ends: This is the last day for a voter to apply to register or transfer registration at the voter registration office’s close of business or at midnight for those who want to complete and submit a voter registration application online.

Tuesday, October 8, 2024:

Early Voting Begins: Starting from this day, voters can early vote in the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office.

Thursday, October 17, 2024:

Absentee Voting Begins: Confined voters, those caring for confined persons at a private residence, or voters with disabilities may start voting by absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at their residence or place of confinement.

Thursday, October 24, 2024:

Deadline for Absentee Ballot Applications: By 11:59 pm, the circuit court clerk must receive absentee ballot applications from applicants requesting delivery of a ballot by mail or from voters with print disabilities requesting to vote by mail, email, or fax. You can submit your application in person, by mail, fax, email, or online through the Indiana Voter Portal at indianavoters.com.

Saturday, October 26, 2024, and Saturday, November 2, 2024:

Early Voting Opportunities: The office of the circuit court clerk must be open for at least seven (7) hours to permit early voting on these dates. However, in counties with a population of less than 20,000, the county election board may reduce hours to a minimum of four (4) hours on these dates. Vote center counties must also have at least one vote center used on Election Day open for early voting, in addition to the office of the circuit court clerk.

Tuesday, November 5, 2024:

General Election Day: Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., prevailing local time. Make your voice heard!

These dates are essential for staying informed and engaged in the democratic process. Mark your calendars, and let your voice be counted in the upcoming elections! 

For more detailed information, visit the Indiana Voter Portal at indianavoters.com.

 

Get Involved Now

Woman with blond hair typing on in a voting ballad boothEmpowerment through Information: Provide accurate and comprehensive voter information to the Ball State University community and beyond.

Foster Civic Engagement: Encourage active participation in civic activities, discussions, and events that contribute to a vibrant democratic society.

Partnerships for Impact: Collaborate with community organizations, student groups, and faculty to amplify our collective impact on civic education and engagement.

Register to Vote: Access resources to register to vote, check your voter status, and find polling locations.

Educational Resources: Explore informative materials on the electoral process, candidates, and important issues.

Events and Workshops: Stay informed about upcoming events, workshops, and discussions related to civic engagement.

Volunteer Opportunities: Contribute your time and skills to local initiatives, voter registration drives, and community outreach efforts.

Join the Conversation: Follow us on social media for updates, share your thoughts, and engage with fellow Cardinals using #CardinalsVote!

Attend Events: Check our calendar for upcoming events, workshops, and activities designed to enhance your civic knowledge and involvement.

Spread the Word: Help us reach a wider audience by sharing Cardinals Vote! resources with your friends, family, and community.

Community-Engaged Alliance

Student Life

Community Engagement

Student Government Association

 For inquiries, partnership opportunities, or to share your ideas, please contact the Center for Economic and Civic Learning at cecl@bsu.edu or contact David J. Roof at djroof@bsu.edu