Do you hate waiting in long lines on Election Day? We do, too! To help voters navigate Election Day successfully, Vigo County Public Library is collaborating with the Vigo County Clerk’s Office to launch Vote Vigo.

On Tuesday, November 5, Vote Vigo will be providing regular updates on the lines and wait times at all 14 voting centers. To see Election Day wait times, as well as important voter information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Vote Vigo, please check out our volunteer page for more information.

Inforgraphic explaining how to register to vote and how to prepare to vote

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Check Your Registration Status

  • Visit the Indiana Voter Portal.
  • Under Check Voting Status, click Check Your Registration Record.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, and the county where you are currently registered to vote.
  • Click Submit.

My Information Is Not Found. What Next?

If you are not registered, or if there was a problem with the information you entered, you will see an error message.

Why Did This Happen?

  • Did you register under a different name? First name, last name, and date of birth must match county records. If you have changed your information, you may need to Update Your Registration.
  • Have you moved since you registered to vote? Try checking your registration status with your previous county of residence.
  • Still having issues? Contact the Vigo County Voter Registration Office:
    Vigo County Courthouse
    Courthouse 33 South 3rd Street
    2nd Floor - West Wing 33 S
    Terre Haute, IN 47807
    812.462.3393

Update Your Registration

  • To update your registration, you need:
    • The name you registered under.
    • Your Indiana State Driver’s License number or your Indiana State Identification Card.
  • Visit the Indiana Voter Portal.
  • Under Register to Vote, click Apply Now.
  • Enter your information, using the name you previously registered under.
  • Click Update Registration Info.
  • Correct or update your information.
  • Click Submit.
  • You can also fill out a paper form and either mail it to or turn it into the Vigo County Registration Office. See more information under Register by Mail or In Person.

Register or Re-Register to Vote

To vote in the state of Indiana, you need to be registered by Monday, October 7. It can take 30 days to receive your voter registration card in the mail.

What You Need to Register

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old on Tuesday, November 5.
  • Have a valid Indiana State Driver’s License or Indiana State Identification Card.
    • If you don’t have either of these, you may use the last four numbers of your Social Security number to register.
  • Have lived at your current address for at least 30 days prior to the election.
    • Do you not have a permanent address? Describe your location by streets and use an address of a shelter that will accept your mail.
  • Not be currently imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.
    • Have you recently completed your sentence? Then you can restore your right to vote by re-registering at the Indiana Voter Portal and following the instructions listed below in Register Online. You may also re-register if you are currently on probation or parole.

Register Online

  • Visit the Indiana Voter Portal.
  • Under Register to Vote, click Apply Now.
  • Enter your information.
  • Click Begin New Registration.
  • Accept the Terms of Use by clicking on the box.
  • Click Submit.
  • You will receive your voter ID card in about 30 days.

Register by Mail or In Person

  • Download and print the Voter Registration Application.
    • If you can’t access or print the application, visit the Library for a copy.
  • Complete the form with blue or black ink and sign it.
    • Print your information neatly on the form; do not use cursive.
    • Photocopies or scans of the application will not be accepted.
  • Provide proof of residence in Vigo County by photocopying an item that has the same address as your registration application, such as:
    • A current copy of your Indiana State Driver’s License number or your Indiana State Identification Card.
    • A current copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document addressed to your current residence.
    • Use a permanent marker to cover up any account numbers on copied documents.
  • To register by mail, send your completed application and your proof of residence to the Vigo County Courthouse at:
    Vigo County Courthouse
    Courthouse 33 South 3rd Street
    2nd Floor - West Wing 33 S
    Terre Haute, IN 47807
    • No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.
  • To register in person, drop off your completed application at the Vigo County Registration Office in the Courthouse during regular business hours.

Further Questions?

  • Read the top of the Voter Registration Form for special instructions.
  • Call the Vigo County Courthouse at 812.462.3393.
  • Call Vigo County Public Library at 812.232.1113.

Find a Voting Center

Voting Centers in magenta will be open for early voting. Click on a location to learn more about early voting hours. Or download a complete list of all voting centers and hours.

All voting centers will be open on Tuesday, November 5 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What to Expect at Your Voting Center

What You Should Bring

  • You must bring a valid photo ID. This is usually your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, but a passport or military ID is also accepted. Download a PDF to see examples of both valid and not valid IDs.
  • You may bring your cellphone.
    • Your cellphone may not be loud or disruptive to other people.
    • You are allowed to take a selfie, but you are not allowed to take a picture of your ballot after you have filled it out. If you take a picture of a completed ballot, it is a level 6 felony in the state of Indiana.

Voting Machines & Scanners

When you enter the voting center, a voting official will take you to a voting machine. The official will set up the voting machine and give you instructions on how to use it. You will also be able to see the instructions on the voting machine.

If you have questions or problems using the voting machine, you may ask a voting official for help.

OVI-VC Voting Instructions

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After you have completed and printed your ballot, you will need to submit the printed ballot to the in-precinct scanner to complete the voting process.

OVO Voting Instructions

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ADA & Accessibility at Your Voting Center

Voting centers must follow the laws of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that everyone with a disability can vote. The voting machines have headphones, keypads, and other settings to make them easier to use for voters with vision, hearing, or other disabilities.

If you need assistance voting, speak with an official at your voting center.

OVI ADA Voting Instructions

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Electioneering

It is a Class A misdemeanor for a person to commit electioneering inside the voting center or within fifty feet of the entrance of the voting center (called “the chute”) on Election Day.

What Is Electioneering?

Electioneering is taking actions that are intended to influence another person to vote a certain way by either:

  • expressing support or opposition to any candidate or political party;
  • expressing approval or disapproval of any public questions.

Showing support or opposition to a candidate, political party, or public question can include wearing or displaying an article of clothing, sign, button, or poster that states the name of any political party or includes the name, picture, photograph, or any other likeness of any currently elected federal, state, county, or local official.

Learn more about electioneering, the chute, and Indiana election codes.

Vigo County Sample Ballot

General Ballot & Districts

View a copy of the Vigo County sample ballot for the 2019 Municipal Election. See the map below to find your district.

Vigo County Council Districts 2019

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Custom Ballot

Not all people in Vigo County will be voting on the same things. For example, people who live in Vigo County, but not inside the city of Terre Haute, will not vote for the Terre Haute city government. Those people who live inside Terre Haute, however, are also living inside Vigo County, so they will be voting about the City government as well as the County-level government

The Indiana Voter Portal lets you view the ballot you will vote on Election Day.

  • If you have just registered to vote, click Check Your Registration Record to view your custom voter portal.
    • Click Continue when your registration is found.
  • If you are already registered to vote, Check Your Registration Status. You will automatically be directed to your custom voter portal.
  • Under Who's on the Ballot, click View All to see a complete list of offices and candidates, as well as the two public questions.

Other Indiana Counties

If you are registered in another Indiana County, you can follow the same steps above to view your personalized ballot on the Indiana Voter Portal.

You can sometimes find the general county ballot on the individual county’s website. MyLocal.IN.gov has links to towns, cities, and county websites for Indiana local government units.

National Ballots

Searching for the websites of the specific county and state you are interested in will give you the best results.

Sometimes, ballot information can be found on voting aggregate sites like Ballotpedia and Vote411.

However, information on these ballots may not be up to date, or could be inaccurate in other ways. Always check with the local clerk’s office for the official sample ballot.

Understanding the Casino and School Tax Hike

A Referendum is a question on the ballot that asks the people of Vigo County for permission for the government to do something. These referendums are normally done at the same time as government elections, so the people who are voting in the elections can also vote on the referendum. This year, there will likely be two of these referendums on the ballot. One of these is about building a casino in Vigo County. The other is about giving permission for the Vigo County School Corporation to collect more property taxes.

Question #1

“Shall inland casino gambling be permitted in Vigo County?”
What does this mean? A company that owns casinos has said that they want to build a casino in Vigo County. This question asks the people that live in Vigo County for their permission.
What does it mean to vote “Yes” on this question? “Yes” means that you believe that we should let a casino be built and run in Vigo County.
What does it mean to vote “No” on this question? “No” means that you believe that we should NOT let a casino be built and run in Vigo County.

Question #2

“For the eight (8) calendar years immediately following the holding of the referendum, shall Vigo County School Corporation impose a property tax rate that does not exceed sixteen and twenty-two hundredths cents ($0.1622) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation and that is in addition to all other property taxes imposed by the school corporation for the purpose of funding safe transportation of students, to maintain safe and secure schools, reduce class sizes and attract and retain the very best teachers and staff for our children?”
What does this mean? The Vigo County School Corporation uses money from Vigo County property taxes to run. They would like to raise property taxes for the next eight years to help the schools do a better job for Vigo County: for better school security, fewer students in each classroom (so that each student can get more help from their teachers), and higher teacher salary. The amount they would like to raise property taxes is a little more than $0.16 (16 cents) for each $100 value of a property’s value. (For example, if a property is worth $10,000, this new tax would add $16.22 to that property’s tax bill.) This new tax would last for the next eight years.
What does it mean to vote “Yes” on this question? “Yes” means that you believe we should allow the School Corporation to raise property taxes for the next eight years to help the schools do a better job for Vigo County.
What does it mean to vote “No” on this question? “No” means that you believe we should NOT allow the School Corporation to raise property taxes. Instead, we should keep our property taxes the same as they are this year.