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LWV-BMC is committed to providing citizens with the tools, skills, and information needed to participate in our democracy. If you are informed and engaged, you can make your opinions known via the ballot box. As the nation’s largest and longest-standing grassroots voter registration organization, we work year-round to make sure all eligible Americans have the opportunity to register and vote. Why does this matter? Because every eligible voter should have a fair and equal opportunity to register to vote and to cast their ballot. Millions of Americans miss the opportunity to vote because they don’t know how to register or they miss their state’s deadline to register.

Government Links

Federal Government

Guide to federal government information and services. 

State Government

Guide to Indiana state government and services. 

Indiana Political Maps

Selection of political and other Indiana maps, including legislative districts. 

County Government

Guide to Monroe County, Indiana, government. 

City Government

Guide to Bloomington government. 

Town Government

Guide to Ellettsville government.

Note: Town of Stinesville does not have a website.

Contact clerk-treasurer at

2021 Indiana District Maps

U.S. Congressional Map (scroll down for 2021 map)

General Assembly House Map (scroll down for 2021 map)

General Assembly Senate Map

Elections & Voting

Absentee Voting

Learn about absentee ballots and how to obtain a ballot.

Current Indiana Candidates

Find out who is running for office in Indiana.

Federal Elections

Guide to navigating the federal elections process.

Get Your Birth Certificate

If you do not currently have your birth certificate, this site shows you how to get a copy.

Check Your Registration

You can register to vote, check your registration, and find your polling place here.

Voter Quick-Start

Handy one-sheet guide to registration and voting.

Voter FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions.

LWV-BMC Election Webpage

Voter Registration Tips

Interested in registering voters? Here are some tips.

Voter Resources

Government Basics

Check out this LWV-BMC white paper for a broad range of information on local, state, and federal government.

Government Connections

See links here for local, county, state, and federal governments.

Contact Your Legislator

Remember, your legislature works for you! Here's a list of lawmakers for our area and suggestions on how to contact them.

Legislative Updates

State legislators representing Monroe County are invited to several public meetings while the legislature is in session with one meeting before the session. Legislators give a brief report for 5-10 minutes, then take questions from the public.

Writing a Letter to the Editor

Make your voice heard in your local press.

Fact Checking Resources

Take a look at this list of resources that will help sort out the "news" you hear.

Follow that Bill!

Try Open States to follow a bill as it moves through the Indiana legislature or the legislature of other states.