The civil rights of transgender people are on the ballot nationally and here in Indiana this November. That’s why it’s so important that trans people exercise their right to vote, despite the fact that intimidation in their communities and confusion about voter ID rules can decrease turnout among this vulnerable group.
Let’s be clear – trans people have the right to vote, regardless of their gender identity or their current gender presentation. #YesYouCanVote -- even if you haven’t updated your ID to match your gender. And if you have recently updated your photo ID, it’s important that you check your voter registration at indianavoters.com right now to make sure that your registration matches the current name on your photo ID. Do this before the deadline on October 5!
photo credit, DePauw University
photo credit, Ethan Evans
In November’s election, it’s important that every Hoosier knows how to exercise their right to vote! Check out our “Yes! You Can Vote!” website for more information about your rights, and for important dates and resources to make sure your vote counts. And on October 23, join us on social media where we’ll be sharing stories of transgender voters as we #TRANSformThePolls.