Residents

Indiana residents can take advantage of the many services their state has to offer, ranging from obtaining a drivers license, registering to vote, getting advice on finding a job in to being protected by the state’s quality law enforcement services and agencies.

How to Obtain a Drivers License (Bureau of Motor Vehicles)

New Indiana residents who wish to obtain a drivers license must surrender their driving license from their previous state of residence.   In order to begin this process, you will need to visit your local BMV office and pass three exams, in addition to presenting any required documentation. to obtain a license to drive.

In Indiana, driving licenses are issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). If you are less than 21 years of age, your drivers license will be considered  probationary until the day you turn 21. All applicants must comply with the SecureID requirements of Indiana, in accordance with federal security laws. Before you apply for a driving license, you will be asked to present documents to prove your state residency, your lawful status in the country  a Social Security number, identification documents and payment for applicable fees.You can apply for a drivers license at your local Indiana license BMV branch.

How to Register to Vote

To register to vote in Indiana, you must first register at a DMV license branch. There is no specific time to register to vote; however, if you are planning to vote in a general or a primary election, you will need to be registered at least 29 days before the election takes place. You can get the IN Voter Registration Application from the official Indiana government website, fill it out and either submit it online or mail it to your local voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division. You can also register to vote in person, by visiting a county clerk’s office, public assistance office, voter registration office or the BMV license branch. You will know that you have been registered to vote once you receive a voter registration card.

Law Enforcement in Indiana

The Indiana State Police (ISP) is focused on keeping state residents and state property safe and protected. The department  functions in accordance with the Indiana state and federal laws to provide efficient law enforcement,plus it is also responsible for road safety and traffic management.

The Indiana State Excise Police (ISEP) is the law enforcement sector that handles tobacco and alcohol laws in the state, and is a part of the Alcohol and Tobacco Division. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Indiana Department of Correction (IDC) are two additional law enforcement agencies dedicated to the safety of the state.

Tips for Finding a Job

The state of Indiana has made finding a job easier through its many local WorkOne centers. To help you with your job search, here are seven steps to refer to jumpstart your career:

  1. Make a skills assessment by putting together a list of your current skills, professional experience and areas of expertise.
  2. Start your search by looking for available jobs at your local WorkOne center, online or even searching for local businesses in a phonebook.
  3. Create a well-written resume or cover letter to help you elaborate on your professional experience and skill sets.
  4. Prepare for your interview. If employers invite you to an interview, make sure to conduct your research on the company.
  5. After the interview, send a simple “thank you” note to the interviewer.
  6. Continue to develop your skills constantly in order to become better qualified for a variety of jobs.

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