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Spread the Vote, a national organization aimed at getting more people to cast ballots on election day, has expanded to Indiana, one of 35 states with voter ID laws.
According to a news release from Spread the Vote, the organization which was founded in 2017 helps people get government issued IDs so they can vote, apply for jobs, get housing and receive medical care among other things.
“We are combating voter ID at its source. We have seen real results from our work in Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas. The midterm elections may be over, but our work is far from done. I’m so excited that we are able to open our doors in Indiana and make a real difference in communities across the state,” said Spread The Vote Founder Kat Calvin. “Indiana has strict photo ID laws that make it difficult for any eligible voters without photo ID to vote.”
Spread the Vote pays for identification cards and educates citizens about the voting process and provides transportation to the polls. It has more than 30 local chapters in Florida, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas.
A Fort Wayne chapter is expected to launch on February 2.