Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Dear Freedom Of Speech,

Thank you and your thousands of readers for contacting our office. Our office is currently working with federal, state and local officials in reviewing possible instances of voters registration fraud by ACORN or others.

Our voter registration process has several layers of protection from fraudulent voter registrations entering the system.

It first starts with local voters registration officials reviewing every voter registration form, and challenging it's validity if it appears to be fraudulent.

Then, our Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System reviews and compares each record to information at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health, and the federal Social Security Administration, to ensure that registrant is a real person, not deceased, and is eligible to vote.

Finally, the local county officials place all voter registration applications in a 7-day pending period that helps to ensure a registrant's address is real.

Indiana's voter ID law also provides protection against voter registration fraud by requiring a person to show a picture ID, issued by the State of Indiana or the federal government, at the polls to vote.

Thank you again for your readers emails. Know that the Office of Indiana Secretary of State will continue to protect the integrity and fairness of our election process. If I can be of assistance to you or to your readers in the future, please let me know.


Todd Rokita
Indiana Secretary of State