Election season is speeding along! Today is the last day to register to vote in Indiana for the November 2023 election, requested absentee ballots have been mailed (and some have already been returned!), early voting starts tomorrow, October 11, and Election Day itself is exactly 4 weeks away! Make your voting plan today!
There is only one Bloomington contested election (here in District 3!), but Monroe County Community Schools has a public referendum question, so anyone in the MCCSC district has an area of active engagement on their ballot. Vote to make your voice heard! If you are interested in seeing exactly what's on your ballot, the League of Women Voters Vote 411 page does a great job giving a ballot overview, including the referendum language.
If you need to change your voter registration you can still do so TODAY! With an Indiana driver's license it only takes a few minutes to update your registration information. Have new neighbors? Let them know to update their registration today!
Need to vote by mail due to travel, health, or other circumstances? This year you can request your absentee ballot online! Go to indianavoters.in.gov, enter your voter portal, and select "Vote by Mail". If you would prefer to fill out a paper request form, you can do so and return it to the County Clerk's office (401 W 7th St.). Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 26.
As in past years, anyone can early vote at Election Operations, 302 S. Walnut St. Early voting is available starting tomorrow, October 11.
Election Day-Tuesday, November 7
Need Help Getting to a Voting Location?
Monroe County NOW is offering FREE rides to the polls this election season. You can get started at https://iu.turbovote.org/
In Stosberg Campaign News . . .
I'm continuing to knock doors around District 3 to make sure people are informed about the upcoming election. Data collection tells me that over half of people canvassed by Team Stosberg are not aware that there is a contested municipal race in their district and many don't even realize there is an upcoming election. The work being done to knock doors and get out the vote is vital! If you would like to join me, even for an hour or two, please let me know. I'm doing organized knocking on the following days/times. If you are not available during those days, but still want to help, please reach out.
Other Notes of Interest . . .
MC3 2023 Mattering and Belonging
Interested in the state of Monroe County Youth? Join me at the Monroe County Youth Childhood Conditions Summit on November 1, put on by the Youth Services Bureau and BTCC. This is a free event held at the Monroe County Convention Center. You can learn more and register at https://www.btccbloomington.org/mc3-2023-registration.
I know many people are concerned about the new leaf collection procedures in Bloomington. Change is always a challenge. This information from the Public Works Department gives great tips and ideas on new leaf management and if you need help with your leaves (or want to assist others), please sign up with the Helping Hands network. As I said, change is often a challenge and a key way to make change successful is to get more information about alternatives and get/give help as needed in hopes that this new operation is as smooth as possible for our community.
As Always . . .
Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued interest and support of my campaign to represent District 3 on the Bloomington Common Council.