Indiana State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

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.

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:

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

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

Voter Registration

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

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

The Last Four Digits of your Social Security number can be provided if you do not have a Driver's License or State ID. 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 do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Paycheck that Shows your Name and Address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

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:

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

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

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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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

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:

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

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:

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If you wish to receive your blank ballot by email, you must check the vote by email box on your voter registration/ballot request form before sending it to your Local Election Official (LEO). LEOs can be found in the Election Official Directory for Indiana and are organized by county. Your LEO will ensure that a blank ballot with a privacy waiver form (ABS-9) is forwarded to the Electronic Transfer Service (ETS) who will then forward these documents to you. Once you have completed both the ABS-9 and your voted ballot, they can be scanned or photographed and emailed to ETS at ets@fvap.ncr.gov. You should include instructions to ETS to forward your completed ABS-9 and voted ballot to your LEO so that your ballot is received and available for counting. Attaching a photograph to an email, as well as scanning, is available for both military and overseas civilian voters.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If you wish to receive your blank ballot by email, you must check the vote by email box on your voter registration/ballot request form before sending it to your Local Election Official (LEO). LEOs can be found in the Election Official Directory for Indiana and are organized by county. Your LEO will ensure that a blank ballot with a privacy waiver form (ABS-9) is forwarded to the Electronic Transfer Service (ETS) who will then forward these documents to you. Once you have completed both the ABS-9 and your voted ballot, they can be scanned or photographed and emailed to ETS at ets@fvap.ncr.gov. You should include instructions to ETS to forward your completed ABS-9 and voted ballot to your LEO so that your ballot is received and available for counting. Attaching a photograph to an email, as well as scanning, is available for both military and overseas civilian voters.