TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An Indiana study committee says voters should have more options when it comes to how they submit their ballot.
The group is looking at same-day voter registration and changing the rules for absentee voting.
Young voters, in particular, do not show up at the ballot box in large numbers.
Elijah McWilliams in a student at Indiana State University. He voted for the first time in the 2016 General Election.
"It's pretty necessary to go vote especially if you want to have a say in what's going on."
A group of lawmakers is hoping to improve voter turnout. They are suggesting to Indiana's next General Assembly absentee voting be expanded and same day registration allowed.
The panel hopes such changes would encourage more people to cast ballots.
McWilliams says same-day voter registration would be more convenient.
"My birthday was right before the election and would have been really nice if I could have just done it then when I went to go vote as opposed to having to go early because it affected my schedule a little bit."
Currently, in the Hoosier state, voters have to register no later than 29 days before an election.
Studies show election day registration has increased turnout.
Absentee voters have to pick one of eleven reasons to vote by mail. This new proposal would allow absentee voting for any reason.
Some say it has the potential to be a good idea but they have reservations.
ISU student Wyatt Vega says, "If there are not enough rules in place, then it could turn into a bad thing."
Other young interested voters say they'd like to see online voting or voting from a mobile device.
Some millennials say they do not vote in local elections due to a lack of interest and they do not vote in presidential elections due to a lack of good candidates.