Voters can use new election text hotline to ask questions, report issues

New text hotline is another great tool for Hoosier voters

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STATEHOUSE (Nov. 2, 2023) – As the Nov. 7 election approaches, area legislators encourage Hoosier voters to submit election-related questions or report issues using the state's new text hotline.

State Rep. Lindsay Patterson (R-Brookville) said by texting 'IN’ to 45995, Hoosiers will receive a secure link to a website where they can ask questions, request information, submit a complaint or report a problem directly to the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. Election staff will receive and review questions or concerns, and respond directly to voters by phone, email or text.

"This new text hotline is another great tool for Hoosier voters," Patterson said. "Whether it's checking your polling times and location, or asking about election security, this resource can help."

"This hotline is part of our state's continued work toward ensuring our elections are both secure and accessible," said State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown). "If you have a question or need to report an issue, the hotline is another place that voters and county clerks can turn to and connect with state election staff."

According to State Rep. Jennifer Meltzer (R-Shelbyville), voters can use the hotline for a variety of reasons, including reporting something suspicious at a polling site, receiving information about voting locations and hours, and asking questions about election security through the hotline. The service is free, but individual users' text messaging and data rates may apply.

"Hoosiers can use IndianaVoters.com or text the new hotline to get answers to their Election Day questions," Meltzer said. "This tool can help ensure everyone who is registered to vote can successfully plan their Election Day and make their voices heard."

"Security is a top priority when it comes to our elections, and this hotline makes it easy for Hoosiers to report an issue or ask a question," said State Rep. Alex Zimmerman (R-North Vernon). "By putting Hoosiers in contact with election staff, voters will be able to report any problems they have and receive a response."

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hoosiers can also check their voting status, find early vote and Election Day polling locations, and view a sample ballot at IndianaVoters.com.

"Whether it's going online to the state's voter portal or texting the new hotline, voters have more information and resources at their fingertips than ever before," said State Rep. Zach Payne (R-Charlestown).

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