State of Indiana Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am until 6pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

All registered voters are eligible to vote early via an absentee ballot cast at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day. Check with your election office to inquire about early voting options for local elections.

Absentee Voting

In order to vote absentee by mail, one of the following must apply:

  • You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You have a disability.
  • You are at least 65 years of age.
  • You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
  • You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
  • You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
  • You are a serious sex offender (as defined by law).
  • You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
  • You are physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on your own.

Certain voters may vote absentee-by-traveling board. In such cases, the ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board. One of the following must apply:

  • You expect to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
  • You are voter with disabilities and believe your polling place is not accessible.

You are eligible to vote in Indiana if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Indiana
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Indiana if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

You may preregister to vote in Indiana:

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Indiana if:

  • You reside in Indiana but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Indiana
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Indiana you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Indiana Driver's License Number
  • Your Indiana ID Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

You may also indicate that you do not have any of the above on a state or federal voter registration form and a unique voter ID number is assigned to you.

If you are registering for the first time by mail you may need to provide proof of residence. Acceptable forms of proof of residence include:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

All acceptable forms of identification must show your current name and address.

Voting In-Person

In Indiana, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid US Passport
  • Expired Indiana Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Indiana Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID from State School
  • Valid Indiana Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Indiana Issued ID

Your photo ID should be current or be expired only AFTER the date of the last General Election. A military or veterans ID is not required to have an expiration date or may show an indefinite expiration date.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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