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INDIANAPOLIS — The secretary of state's office has revamped its voter information portal — IndianaVoters.com — making it easier for Hoosiers to register to vote online, find their polling places and preview the candidates on their ballots.

Indiana residents who are U.S. citizens, will be 18 years old by Nov. 6 and have a valid driver's license or state identification card now can register to vote on the website by entering some basic information and clicking a few buttons.

In-person voter registration also is available at county government centers, public assistance offices and when completing a Bureau of Motor Vehicles transaction.

April 9 is the deadline to register for the May 8 primary election. Voter registration then re-opens after the primary for the Nov. 6 general election.

On the ballot this year are one of Indiana's two U.S. Senate seats, all nine U.S. representatives, Indiana secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, 25 Indiana Senate seats, all 100 Indiana House seats and a host of local offices.

Hoosiers who are already registered to vote can use the website to find their polling place and directions to it, voting hours and the list of candidates they'll see when they cast their ballots.

"I encourage all Hoosier voters to visit IndianaVoters.com to register to vote, educate themselves on who they’ll be voting for and where they’ll be voting," said Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

"An informed electorate is the key to a successful democracy so I encourage all voters to take advantage of this tool."

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Dan is Statehouse Bureau Chief for The Times. Since 2009, he's reported on Indiana government and politics — and how both impact the Region — from the state capital in Indianapolis. He originally is from Orland Park, Ill.