Be a Voter!

Be a Voter!

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.

—Daniel J. Boorstin

Make your voice heard! The Library is proud to partner with the League of Women of Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County as your go-to place for information on voting and elections. Use the tools you find here to exercise your rights—and fulfill your duties—as a citizen of a democracy.



Keeping Up with Congress—the Easy Way

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With Congress making the news nearly every day, it's easy to get lost in all the talk of resolutions, committees, and who's who among the nation's 535 elected federal representatives. They work for us—but how do we keep track of how our Congresspeople in the House and Senate vote, or even what they're voting on?

Legislative Update: Talk with Our Lawmakers April 8



How often are you on the same guest list as an Indiana legislator?

At the Legislative Updates presented by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington & Monroe County, lawmakers representing our community at the State level are invited to meet with the public to share what's up ahead at the Statehouse. You're invited hear what they have to say, ask them questions, and tell them what's on your mind.

The next Update is 9:30–11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Bloomington City Council Chambers at the Showers Building, 401 North Morton Street [map]. It's a great way to meet our elected representatives in person—and get involved in what they do. Make your voice heard!

You're Registered to Vote... Right?



Sure, with Midterm Elections not coming up until 2018, it's a bit early to be thinking about heading to the polls. But don't take your rights and duties as a citizen for granted—a few minutes of "vote prep" now can head off needless obstacles to making your voice heard on Election Day.

Even if you're registered to vote, there are some things you need to think about:

Early Voting—Easy, Quick & Secure!


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The unusually high turnout expected on November 8 is just one more reason to vote early in this election. Thanks to Indiana’s generous early voting rules, Monroe County residents can avoid the lines and wait times by exercising their right to vote early in person—at two locations.

According to the Monroe County Election Board, any voter registered in Monroe County—regardless of where they normally vote—may vote early at Monroe County Election Central (401 West 7th Street [map]) or at the Showers Building (501 North Morton Street [map]) in Bloomington. Early voting hours can be found on the calendar [PDF] published by the Board.