Indiana Now a Partner in the Voting Information Project
On May 5, 2015, Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law solidifying Indiana’s participation in the Voting Information Project (VIP) and making it the first state to affirm its commitment through legislation. VIP, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts, partners with state election officials and Google, to ensure that voters have the official information they need to cast their ballots. Indiana joins a growing majority of states that provide official election information to VIP, ensuring that Hoosiers can easily find out where to vote and what is on the ballot.
Brad King, co-director of the Indiana Election Division, said, “I am very pleased to see this enacted into law. Our office is committed to providing election information to the public through tools and apps on our official website, but that’s not always enough. We are participating in the Voting Information Project because we want to make sure that when voters in Indiana look for this information through news websites or search engines, they are still receiving accurate, official information.”
VIP is working closely with state election officials to provide easy access to essential information for all Indiana elections through VIP’s free, customizable tools and apps and the Google Civic Information API. Learn more about how VIP works from our recently released infographic or by reaching out to the VIP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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