Indiana

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Last updated: March 2022

Voting in Indiana

When You Can Vote
  • The polls must be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. prevailing local time on November 8, 2022 (i.e. Election Day).
  • Please note that parts of Indiana are in the Eastern Time Zone and parts are in the Central Time Zone.
Where You Can Vote
  • For Early Voting: A voter can check early voting dates, times, and locations on the Indiana Voter Portal. Click on the “Voting Location” box; the voter will be able to view both early voting and Election Day polling place options.

For Election Day: A voter can find their polling place by checking the Indiana Voter Portal (https://indianavoters.in.gov/). Voters in Marion County may check vote.indy.gov.

Registering to Vote

Registration Deadlines

  • For registration deadlines, see How to Register below.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: Am I Registered?.

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 jail for a conviction of any kind. (Does not include pre-trial detention.)

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.

You may preregister to vote in Indiana:

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

How to register 

  • Prospective voters voter can submit a registration application online through the  Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System website.
  • Voters must have been living in an Indiana precinct continuously for at least thirty days before the next election–as well as be a US citizen, at least 18 years old on the general election date, and not in prison following conviction of a crime–in order to vote in an election in Indiana.
  • Registration deadline for voting in the November 8, 2022 election is October 11, 2022. Registration for overseas or military voters is October 31, 2022. Same day registration is unavailable.
Voting Early & by Mail (Absentee)

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
  • By Fax
  • By Email
  • Online

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
  • Indiana permits early voting (called “in-person absentee voting”) from October 11, 2022 to noon on November 7, 2022. Check with the relevant county clerk’s office to find the most updated early voting locations and times or through the Indiana Voter Portal by clicking on the “Voting Location” option
  • Additionally, check with the relevant county clerk’s office to find the most updated early voting locations and times. (It may be easiest to google the county clerk’s website and first check for updates posted online.)
  • Absentee ballot applications can be returned in one of three ways:
  • Online. Voters can go to indianavoters.in.gov and apply for a mail-in ballot by entering the requested information as it appears on the applicant’s voter registration record. 
  • By mail or hand-delivery. Voters can mail or deliver their application to their county election boards (the address of each county election board can be found on the back of the mail-in ballot application). 

By email. The voter can print, sign, and scan or photograph their application and email it to the county official or the Indiana Election Division at elections@iec.in.gov.

Identification Requirements

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 photo 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.

  • If a voter does not have one or more of the required documents, they may still register to vote in person or by email using a paper application and will be asked to provide the last four digits of their social security number.
  • In-person registration is available at any of the following places:
  • At the county voter registration office;
  • At the Indiana Election Division;
  • At any Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) license branch while applying for or renewing a driver’s license, permit, or identification card;
  • At law enforcement offices whenever a person is applying for a license to carry a handgun;
  • At any public assistance office while applying for services;
  • At certain agencies serving persons with disabilities while applying for assistance;
  • At armed forces recruitment agencies; and
  • At any unemployment compensation office while applying for services
  • If the voter also cannot provide the last four digits of their social security number, they may still register to vote by mail; they will be issued a random voter identification number.
  • Someone applying in person or by mail must provide proof of residency, either through (1) a current and valid photo identification; or (2) a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document.
If You Have Moved Within Indiana
  • If the voter is moving within the same precinct, the voter’s registration record must be updated to include the new address, but they can still vote.
  • If moving in the same county and congressional district, the voter can vote in their old precinct. The voter must produce, or sign before the inspector or a judge, an Affidavit of Request for Transfer of Registration (VRG-4/12 form) and then the voter may proceed to vote a regular ballot in the precinct of their former residence, unless otherwise challenged.
  • If moving to a different county within 30 days, the voter may vote in the old precinct. The voter must produce, or sign before the inspector or a judge, an Affidavit of Request for Transfer of Registration (VRG-4/12 form) and then the voter may proceed to vote a regular ballot in the precinct of their former residence, unless otherwise challenged.
  • Voters may not vote in their former precinct in a municipal election if they have since moved to a different municipality and the election is held only within the municipality in the precinct of the person’s former residence.
If You Are in the Military or Are an Overseas Voter

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form (“FPCA”). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Overseas voters and absent uniformed services voters should complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, which is a voter registration form and absentee ballot application. When completing the FPCA, the applicant must provide the complete street address of their voting residence (usually the U.S. address where they last lived). An applicant cannot use a post office box as an Indiana residence address. An overseas voter does not need to have any current physical ties to this address.

The website https://www.fvap.gov/indiana will guide the voter through the process of registration using the FPCA

If You Have a Felony Conviction
  • An otherwise eligible voter cannot vote or register to vote if (i) they have been convicted of a crime (whether felony or otherwise), and (ii) are currently imprisoned following that conviction.
  • An individual that is detained (such as in jail)awaiting trial is still eligible to vote. They will need to vote by mail.
  • An individual may re-register and vote a regular ballot after release from prison.

An individual who is in pre-trial detention, on probation, parole, subject to home detention, or placed in a community corrections program may register and vote.

Accessibility

All Indiana polling locations are required to comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2020. Each location must have at least one accessible voting machine, and the location itself must also be physically accessible.  If a voter requires assistance at the polling location, the voter may (i) designate a relative or friend to provide assistance or (ii) opt for the assistance of two poll workers (one from each political party).  Before entering the voting booth, anyone assisting a voter must complete an Affidavit of Voter Assistance at the Polls (which will be available at the polling station).

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