Vote Center Bill Passes out of Senate Elections Committee

The Association of Indiana Counties applauded the Indiana Senate Elections Committee for passing a bill that would allow Indiana counties to adopt Vote Centers. Vote Centers are a top priority of the Association and the Indiana County Clerks Association because Vote Centers make voting more convenient for voters and less costly for taxpayers.

Senate Bill 32, which passed unanimously out of the Senate Elections Committee Monday, is estimated to save counties up to 56 percent on the cost of administering elections. The Vote Center proposal would allow voters to vote at any of the Vote Centers in a county. This makes voting more convenient for everyone the association claims since voters do not have to vote at a specific precinct.

A similar bill on Vote Centers failed to pass the legislature during the 2010 session.