Voting & Elections

Elections 101: At a Library Near You!

My Vote, your Vote…How does this work?

The St. Joseph County Clerk’s Office has launched a new program to educate the public about how elections work.

Next available Saturday session: Centre Township Branch on October 21 at 2 PM

Ask Questions, Get Answers!

Meet your County Clerk and her dedicated team of election clerks. The public will has the unique opportunity to ask questions, learn about the different aspects of how to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and become a Vote Center worker. Everyone will experience the thrill of learning hands-on using a Freedom Vote machine! Just like on Election Day!

Last Day to Register to Vote for the 2023 Municipal Election is October 10!

Vote Center team graphic as gears operating together.

With Election Questions call (574) 235-9635, ext. 7013

You may look up a Vote Center, check voter registration status, and contact information for Voter Registration offices in Indiana and print out a voter registration application at the Voter Portal website. Voter Registration lookup requires an exact match to a voter. If there is not a clear match you may seek assistance at your Voter Registration Office.

You may also go the Secretary of State’s website to see Federal, State, County and Local offices on the ballot for this year as well as the candidates who have filed for them.

Voter Identification

The State of Indiana establishes these rules - Indiana's ID page

A voter must provide a government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot.  A photo ID must generally meet all of the following criteria to be accepted:

  • Issued by the State of Indiana or United States government
  • Display an expiration date- must be current or have expired after the last General Election
  • Display voter’s name, conforming to record on file with voter registration
  • Display voter’s photo

In most cases an Indiana driver's license, Indiana photo identification card, US Passport or Military identification is sufficient. A student identification card from an Indiana State school may be used if it meets all four requirements listed above, but student IDs from private institutions may not be used.