2019 Election Game 

All You Need to Know about Your 2019 Municipal Election


What is the game?

This 2019 Election Game is a matching-style game that familiarizes users with the offices up for election in Indianapolis/Marion County. The goal is to match up city-county councilors and the mayor to their respective duties.  

Why did W4C create this?

Our mission is to equip and mobilize women to engage effectively in political and civic affairs in order to strengthen our democracy and to advocate for the leadership, health, safety, and dignity of all women in Indiana. An important part of effective civic and political engagement is education. This game tool is to be used to help our members learn more about their local government. 

What can users gain from it?

Users can test their knowledge on the city-county council and mayoral responsibilities, then share it so others can learn the importance of both offices. Your vote this fall impacts the effectiveness these municipal departments in their respective duties. 



PLAY THE GAME!

Match up city-county councilors and the mayor to their respective duties


What can I do next?

Even though local government does not have the same funding and appeal of federal offices, it is by far the most important level because it is the closest to its voters and provides day-to-day services. In order to hold our officials accountable and elect the best candidates, we have to get out to vote on November 5th! 

You can register to vote, get your polling location, check your registration status, and see who is on your ballot here: https://indianavoters.in.gov 

Check out all of the city-county council candidates here: https://ballotpedia.org/City_elections_in_Indianapolis,_Indiana_(2019) 

You can learn more about each candidate through their Facebook page and online resources.

You can learn more about the mayoral race here: https://ballotpedia.org/Mayoral_election_in_Indianapolis,_Indiana_(2019) 


Our Researcher 

Thank you to the awesome Cynthia McCorkle, who researched all of the information in the game. She also created all of the questions and answers. She studied Adult Education and Training at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and has helped Women4Change on several legislative education initiatives. Cynthia has been volunteering with W4C since our beginning and is a strong advocate for women’s health. 

Our Coder 

A big thank you goes to Tucker Dooley who created our game’s code. Tucker is a junior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and earning his BS in Computer Science with a concentration in software engineering. He is currently working as a systems development intern with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. At school, Tucker is involved in Computer Science Club and works as a Teaching Assistant for introductory computer science classes. To get in touch with Tucker, send him an email at tjdooley@iupui.edu.

 

Resources: 

Register to vote, check polling place, check registration status, who is on your ballot

https://indianavoters.in.gov

City-county council candidates 

https://ballotpedia.org/City_elections_in_Indianapolis,_Indiana_(2019)

Mayoral race

https://ballotpedia.org/Mayoral_election_in_Indianapolis,_Indiana_(2019)