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City County Council Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Indianapolis is hosting candidate forums this September for the City County Council races. This year's races use the new district boundaries, locate your new district. The dates, locations and districts for each candidate forum are all listed below.

Please forward this information to friends, coworkers, other organizations - or anyone else who would be interested in attending this free and informative event! Have a question? Contact

Districts 9, 12, 13, 14, 18 and 19

September 8, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

John H. Boner Community Center, 2236 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46201


Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7

September 9, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Marquette Manor, 8140 Township Line Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260


Districts 6, 8, 10, 11, 15 and 16

September 15, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Marian University, 3200 Cold Springs Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222


Districts 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25

September 16, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Voting Information

Register to vote!

Check your voter registration status or find your polling place, by visiting Indiana Voters or the Marion County Election Board's Voter Information Portal.

Indiana's Voter I.D. Requirements Indiana law requires all voters who vote in person to show a form of valid I.D. before signing the poll book. To be valid, identification cards MUST display: 1.) your photo, 2.) your name, which must conform to your voter registration record, 3.) an expiration date that is current or has expired AFTER the last general election (Nov. 4, 2014), and 4.) must be issued by the State of Indiana or U.S. government. College ID's from a state school that meet the above requirements are acceptable but IDs from a private school are not valid. If you do not possess a valid form of ID for voting purposes, the BMV is required to provide a card for FREE ... but only if you ask! To learn more on obtaining a free ID card, click here.

FAQs and other voting information

Drawing a Line for Democracy

Take Action on Redistricting Reform. Last fall the LWV of Indianapolis and Common Cause/Indiana partnered in a campaign to raise public awareness about the need for an independent redistricting commission. To raise awareness about this issue, a user-friendly resource guide was created.

Since that successful public education push, the Indiana House of Representatives has passed an redistricting reform bill (HB 1032). Far from perfect, there is still time to improve this bill ... if the Senate gives it adequate attention.

Please take a moment to read this article by Debbie Asberry, LWVIN Redistricting Task Force Chair, as well as these pieces in the IBJ and Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. Then, contact you State Senator asking him/her to give redistricting reform a fair hearing.

You can also find the LWVIN position on redistricting here

Education Policy Review

At the June 2013 Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Indianapolis, members approved a committee to review current League positions (local, state, and national) on education issues and determine whether they adequately cover the League's current concerns on education matters.

When the committee began work in late summer, it started by gathering current information about K-12 public education in Indiana, especially about funding and recent alternatives to traditional public schools. Members of the committee studied numerous reports and websites and met with staff members of the Indiana Department of Education.

A preliminary report on their findings and a list of suggested resources can be found here and here.

Please check the Calendar of Events page to learn of any new study meetings you might like to attend -- new study members are always welcome!