From local ABC 57 News:
Indiana Senate Bill 9 went into effect on January 1, allowing individuals seeking mental health treatment in an institution the ability to register to vote at the institution’s address where they reside. Indiana State Senator Jean Leising, one of SB 9’s authors, believes the bill is a response to older laws meant to combat voter fraud, but unintentionally, left some voices out of the vote.
“There were cases that were brought to the attention of Indiana Disability Rights that people were denied their right to vote because of an address issue,” Leising said in a phone interview. Originally, people residing at mental health treatment institutions could not register to vote from the institution’s address, preventing them from voting.
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