Indiana Secretary of State Introduces Text Hotline for Voter Assistance

Staff report written from a press release:

Indianapolis, Indiana – October 26, 2023

The Office of Indiana Secretary of State, Diego Morales, has introduced a text hotline for Hoosier voters to seek assistance with their election-related queries and concerns, according to a press release. The service aims to provide an accessible and secure platform for voters to communicate with election officials, according to Morales.

To access this service, Indiana voters need to text the letters ‘IN’ to the number 45995. Upon sending the text, a secure link will be promptly returned, allowing voters to submit their questions or concerns directly to the Secretary of State’s Office. Trained election staff will review and respond to these inquiries, ensuring that voters receive timely assistance, according to Morales.

Secretary Morales emphasized the convenience and efficiency of this service, stating, “When I took office, I made a promise to be efficient, and this is one of the ways I’m following through on that promise. This is another tool for voters and county clerks to utilize. The goal of our texting initiative is to place resources at Hoosiers’ fingertips. I encourage any voter with a question or concern to text us. When you use this method, you can be confident your information is going to the right place.”

The text hotline, branded with the tagline “Got Info? Need Info? We Got You! Just Text Us!,” is designed to accommodate a wide range of voter needs. Hoosiers can use the service for various purposes, including:

  • Reporting suspicious activities or concerns at polling sites.
  • Seeking information about voting locations and hours.
  • Inquiring about election security measures.

The initiative aligns with the upcoming Election Day on Tuesday, November 7th.

For additional election-related information, voters can also visit the website. It provides resources to check voting status, locate polling places, and access sample ballots.

While the text hotline service is free, individual users should be aware that standard text messaging and data rates may apply. Secretary Morales released a video message in conjunction with this announcement, which is available on his official social media platforms.

Office of Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales 200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

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