In Indiana, you have the right to:
- Timely register to vote
- Vote at your polling place
- Not be discriminated against on the basis of your disability
- Use an operational electronic voting system to cast your ballot
- Bring your service animal to the polling place
- Vote privately and independently or with assistance, if needed,
- Receive assistance from a willing person of your choice (other than your boss or union representative)
- If you want assistance but do not have a specific person to help you, two poll workers, one from each party, will assist you
- Any person assisting you to vote (including the judges) must complete an Affidavit of Voter Assistance at the Polls (PRE-3) BEFORE assisting
- Vote by absentee ballot if you have a disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day
- File a complaint about voting accessibility or other violation
A copy of Indiana’s Voter Bill of Rights can be found in English and Spanish.
Agencies that provide public assistance and state-funded programs serving people with disabilities promote the right to vote and support voter registration. Agency responsibilities include:
- offering voter registration forms to public assistance applicants and beneficiaries
- assisting individuals to complete the forms
- sending completed forms to the appropriate election official
- ensuring that voter registration is generally accessible
- Hoosier voters with disabilities may obtain assistance from a poll worker or a person of the voter's choice who is not the voter's:
- employer, or an agent of your employer
- union officer or representative
- A poll worker cannot force a voter with a disability to accept assistance.
Indiana has a Combined Voter Registration and Absentee Form for those with print disabilities. However, voters with print disabilities are not required to use this form to register to vote, nor to request an absentee ballot. Contact your local election official if you have questions.
Please note that in February 2023, a federal court stopped Indiana from requiring voters who could not mark their own ballot from needing an appointment with a traveling board to vote absentee by mail. Your right to a private and independent vote has been upheld.
Federal law requires polling places to meet minimum compliance standards for voters with disabilities. If you want to check that your polling location meets these standards or find an alternative polling location, contact your local election official.
For more information or assistance regarding accessible voting equipment, please contact your local election office.
If you have a problem while exercising your right to vote, you can:
- Call the toll-free number at 866-IN1-VOTE (866-461-8683). Help America Vote Act staff will be on hand to answer the calls from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT on Election Day and 8:00-4:30 on regular business days.
- Contact your local Elections Administrator.
You can also fill out a Violation of Civil Rights Complaint Form and submit it to the US Department of Justice by one of the following methods:
- Online form’s submission is the fastest method
- Fax the completed form to (202) 616-9881. You MUST include “ATTN: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaints" at the top of your fax submission to ensure correct processing.
- Mailing your completed form to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General Investigations Division
ATTN: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Complaints
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
For additional assistance, The National Network of ADA Centers can provide local contact information for other organizations you may wish to contact, including your Regional ADA Center or ADA Knowledge Translation Center, or Federal Agencies and Resources.
- Voter Registration or Absentee Ballot Request
- Election Dates/Deadlines
- Election Official Directory
- US Vote Foundation's Voter Help Desk
- Department of Justice Civil Rights Violation Complaint Form
- Verified Voter Accessible Voting Machine Search
- Indiana State Elections Division Accessibility Grievance Form
- Indiana Disability Rights
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