INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she hopes
the state’s new voter registration forms will help curb voter fraud.
The new forms will include a receipt for new voters, so they can see who
processed their form. Activists signing up new voters will now have to send
potential forged applications to local election officials with a statement
signed under oath explaining why they believe the form a forgery.
Lawson unveiled the new forms Wednesday, saying they should help election
officials track who registered each voter. The change comes after South Bend
Democratic leader Butch Morgan was sentenced to jail in a vote forgery
County election officials have reported “hoarding and dumping” of large
numbers of registrations in previous elections, making it easier for
forgeries to slip through.