Government & Legal Resources
The 2020 General Election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020
The deadline to register in person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Thursday, October 22, 2020
Early voting starts on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and goes through Monday, November 2, 2020
Indiana Voter Portal: indianavoters.in.gov is a voters portal where you can register to vote, check your voting status, find your voting location, learn about candidates, see election results, and learn more about election security, and more.
Apply for Absentee Ballots: Apply online or get forms to vote by mail via an absentee ballot or if will be traveling abroad or are oversees in the military
DeKalb County Election Day Polling Locations: If you are registered to vote in DeKalb County, you are not required to vote at a specific polling place on Election Day. You can vote where it is most convenient for you. A list of locations can be found on this site.
Vote411 Ballot Guide: Find your candidates and where they stand on the issues using your address.
Yes You Can Vote: If you have been previously incarcerated, recently naturalized, are transgender, a college student, or an individual with disabilities, you are still able to vote. ACLU Indiana has more information about your voting rights.
Information about local, state, and federal taxes. If you need assistance navigating any of these services, one-on-one appointments can be booked with Eckhart Public Library staff.
Indiana Gateway: Information about how taxes and other public money is used by local units of government.
Federal Taxes: Find federal tax forms and tax-related publications.
State Taxes: Find state tax forms and tax-related publications.
INFreefile: A resource from the Indiana Department of Revenue that offers free tax filing for those that meet income eligibility.
Legal Information & Resources
Gale Legal Forms: Generate editable legal forms for the state of Indiana ranging from Family Law to Civil Issues and Insurance. Library card needed for offsite access.
NuWav: Generate editable legal forms. Library card needed for offsite access.
Legal Information Reference Center: Legal Information Reference Center offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Indiana Legal Services Inc.: A not for profit law firm that works to provide equitable access to legal services for Indiana residents.
Indiana Legal Help: Legal assistance and information for Indiana residents.
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Information and resources about the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
State of Indiana: Official state site.
Governor Holcomb: Governor Holcomb’s official site.
U.S. Senate: The official site of the United States Senate.
U.S. House of Representatives: The official site of the United States House of Representatives.
U.S. White House: The official site of the President of the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court: The official site of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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We cannot offer advice on legal or government issues.