It is good to see the Indiana will now be checking the identity of those who request an absentee ballot.
New Indiana law adds identity requirements for mail-in voting
(The Center Square) – A new Indiana law will bring absentee voting requirements in line with the standards for in-person voting.
Under House Bill 1334, Hoosiers wanting to vote by mail must include proof of identification when they request a ballot. According to a release from the bill’s author, state Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola, an applicant can submit the last four digits of the Social Security number and another number, such as their driver’s license or state-issued identification card. Voters can also submit a scan of their license or ID card.
Previously, Hoosiers only needed to sign absentee ballots, with county elections officials checking those signatures with ones on file to determine if they matched.
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