INDIANAPOLIS — Today, Secretary of State Connie Lawson launches the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program. This program is designed to help Hoosiers share a story about the role that service to our country plays in civic participation.
“There are never enough ways for us to say, ‘Thank you,’ and honor men and women who serve our country. Without the sacrifice and dedication of our nation’s veterans and active duty military, Hoosiers would not be able to exercise their freedom to vote for the candidates of their choice,” said Secretary Lawson. “I believe we have a duty to honor those who have fought for our freedom and this is one small, but important way we can do that.”
This program calls upon Hoosiers to share stories about a veteran or active duty soldier connected to their lives. Each service member acknowledged in the program will receive a letter from Secretary Lawson. The person submitting the application will receive a sticker he or she can wear to honor their service member on Election Day. All veteran profiles received by the Secretary of State’s office will be posted online so we can all share these connections and read about the service of these brave men and women.
“We are pleased to support Secretary of State Lawson’s program recognizing our veterans efforts in fighting for freedom and protecting their right to vote. It is most important for each of our citizens to understand the significance and responsibility of voting in each and every election,” said James M. Brown, Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
Information can be found at www.voteinhonorofavet.com and can be submitted either through email or the mailing address listed on the application. Applications will be accepted up to and after Election Day; however, the Secretary of State’s office only guarantees arrival of the sticker prior to Election Day if the application is received by Oct. 17.
If you have questions about the program, please contact election outreach coordinator Brandan Alford at [email protected] or at (317) 234-8354.