Making Democracy Work

Election 2012 . . . Initiatives and Events

Getting out the vote with billboards and indy star ads

Vote! Your Right. Your Responsibility.

Some of the billboard locations

North Vernon - US 50E, .03 mi east of Rd 7 (north side of road)
Greensburg - St. Rd 46, 1.4 mi east of St Rd 3 (south side of road)
Bloomington - St Rd 46W, 6.1 mi west of St Rd. 37
Martinsville - St. Rd. 37N, 2.1 mi south of St. Rd. 144 (west side of road)
Terre Haute (Vigo Co.) - 1503 Lafayette @ Florida Ave.
Evansville - North side of Diamond, west of Kratzville Rd.
Salem - SR 60, .5 miles north of Sullivan Lane

48 out of 50 isn't good enough

In addition to the billboards and Indy Star ad shown above, LWVIN ran a banner ad on "48 out of 50 isn't good enough." The ad linked to the the LWVIN home page and this article:

Think we do a good job of voting here in Indiana? Not so.In a recent analysis of the Census Bureau, Current Population Survey voter/registration supplement, Indiana ranked 48th in voter turnout among citizens (age 18+) in 2010, with a turnout rate of 39.4%, six percentage points lower than the national average.

In the 2011 Indiana Civic Index, developed through a partnership which included the Center on Congress at Indiana University and the Indiana Bar Foundation, Indiana ranked 48th in the nation in voting and 43rd in the number of registered voters. In fact, with only a few exceptions, fewer people have voted in Indiana than nationally in every mid-term election since 1974. It may come as no surprise then that Indiana ranked 48th in the frequency of its citizens discussing politics frequently. Civic health is a measure of how actively citizens engage in their communities. There are many ways to be actively engaged. Vote. Your Right. Your Responsibility. Registering to vote and casting a ballot, staying informed about current events and talking with friends and family about politics are some of the important measures of civic engagement.

For a democratic society to flourish, it needs an informed and engaged citizenry. Enlightened citizens keep our nation strong by making better-informed choices at home, in the workplace - and the voting booth.

Learn about the issues that affect your community. Learn about the candidates. And . . . VOTE!

Debate Schedule - Election 2012


Wednesday, 10 October from Zionsville Performing Arts Ctr
Wednesday, 17 October from South Bend, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, 25 October from Ft Wayne, WFWA-TV, PBS 39


Monday, 15 October from Indianapolis, WFYI-TV
Thursday, 23 October from New Albany, Paul Ogle Cultural & Community Ctr @ IUSE

For more information visit the Indiana Debate Commission

Lt. Governor

Thursday October 11
LWVIN partnered with Hoosier Environmental Council to sponsor a debate between the two candidates for Indiana Lieutenant Governor the Basile Auditorium of the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Wednesday, October 24
LWVIN and LWV Montgomery County sponsored a public forum featuring the two candidates, Tony Bennett and Glenda Ritz, with moderator Matt Tully, Ball Theater of Wabash College Fine Arts Center, Crawfordsville, IN.

Presidential Debates (national TV)

October 3 Presidential debate, domestic policy, moderator Jim Lehrer
October 11 Vice Presidential debate, foreign and domestic policy, moderator Martha Raddttaz
October 16 Presidential debate, foreign and domestic policy, moderator Candy Crowley
October 22 Presidential debate, foreign policy, moderator Bob Schieffer

Looking for candidate information? Check out

U.S. Presidential candidate information is now online and additional candidate responses are being published as they become available.

The U.S. race will appear for all states, and Indiana has posted questions for the five statewide candidates - U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Please visit the Vote.411 site and encourage local voters to visit, too.