State of Indiana Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Indiana State Primary Election held on Tue May 3, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Apr 4, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:59pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon May 2, 2022 12:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue May 3, 2022 12:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Tue Apr 5, 2022 - Mon May 2, 2022 12:00pm EDT

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 the election, ending a noon the date before the election. In addition, in-person absentee voting is available the two Saturdays immediately before the election.

Please check with your election office or visit indianavoters.com to view your county’s absentee-in-person or “early voting” dates, times, and locations.

Absentee Voting

To vote absentee-by-mail, voters must personally mark their own ballot, sign their name to the completed ballot security envelope, and have a reason to request an absentee vote-by-mail ballot including:

  • 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.

A voter applying for an absentee-by-mail ballot does not need to present proof of identification. However, a first time voter in Indiana who registered to vote by mail and did not provide proof of residency will be asked to include that evidence with their absentee balloting materials. This can be a state-issued ID where the address matches their registration, but can also be a bank statement, utility bill, etc.

You must fill out your own ballot, but someone who completes an affidavit of assistance can help you with the envelope. Your signature is required on the envelope. A power of attorney (POA) can attest to your signature if needed. They can enclose their POA in the security envelope and complete the affidavit found in the return envelope.

If you are disabled, another person may sign your name as long as this person is not your employer or union representative. The assistor must complete the affidavit of assistance found on the application, and the POA paperwork if applicable.

County election officials must receive your absentee-by-mail ballot by noon on Election Day regardless of when the envelope was postmarked.

If you want to hand-deliver your ballot but can’t do so yourself, only your attorney-in-fact, a bonded courier, or a member of your immediate household may hand-deliver your completed absentee ballot to the county election board. They will need to complete the ABS-19 affidavit which can be downloaded at https:\forms.in.gov

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
  • 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

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Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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