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IndyBar Election Season Round-Up

News and commentary on the upcoming election are nearly impossible to escape at this point. Take a break from the non-stop back and forth political banter with several upcoming election-related non-partisan events and programs.

Election Law Spotlight
The Government Practice section is sponsoring two upcoming continuing legal education programs that put the spotlight on the timely topic of election law. Both programs include one hour of continuing legal education credit and will take place at the IndyBar Education Center. Click here for full details on each program and online registration.

The first, ‘Home is NOT Just Where the Heart is’: Running for Office in the Age of Residency Challenges,” addresses the election law issue of the moment: candidate residency. Indiana, in particular, has been at the top of the list in brining national attention to this, ironically, most local of issues. Andrew Mallon of Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP will address the ins and outs of Indiana political residency law and the legal arguments that fuel this potent political phenomenon and this program to be held Thursday, September 20 from noon to 1 p.m.

The second will center around “Hot Topics in Election Law,” including voter identification, voting centers, electronic voting machines and much more. N. Davey Neal, Chief of Staff for Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson, will shed light on what the state’s Chief Election Officer is doing to ensure the integrity of Indiana’s voting process in this important year. This program will be held Thursday, October 4 from noon to 1 p.m.

Volunteer at the November Election
Take an active role in this year’s election by volunteering as an inspector, clerk or judge at the polls on November 6.  To work a poll in Marion County, volunteers must be registered voters and live in Marion County. Volunteers must also attend a training session regardless of previous volunteer experience or training sessions attended in the past.

The Government Practice Section will host a free volunteer training session on Thursday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Marion County Clerk Beth White, the program will also include three free hours of continuing legal education credit and a light breakfast. Click here to register for the training.

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