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Indiana voter registration
- In Person: Received by close of business 29 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
- Online: 29 days before Election Day.
To register in Indiana you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election;
- Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next general election;
- Not currently be incarcerated for a criminal conviction.
- Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Sign and date your form. This is very important!
- Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
- Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.
- If you have been convicted of a felony and have questions about whether you can register to vote, visit to determine your eligibility.
Indiana absentee ballots
- In Person: Received 12 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: Received 12 days before Election Day.
- Online: Received 12 days before Election Day.
- Voted ballots are due by 6pm on Election Day.
You may vote by absentee ballot In Indiana if:
- 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 (6am until 6pm).
- You have a disability.
- You are at least 65 years of age.
- You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct (election officer, official poll watcher, challenger, pollbook holder, or employed by the election board to work during the election).
- 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 serious sex offender as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
- You are a member of the Indiana National Guard deployed or on assignment inside Indiana, or a public safety officer.
- You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
- You are eligible under the relevant provisions of state law to vote at your place of previous registration.
- You are an absent uniformed services voter or overseas voter.
- Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
- Sign and date the form. This is very important!
- Return your completed application to your as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
- All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. Your will also let you fax or email the application.
- Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
- Please contact your if you have any further questions about the exact process.
1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
2. Sign and date where indicated.
3. Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
4. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
Indiana Early Voting
28 days before Election Day.
The day before Election Day.
Indiana voter ID
If you are voting in person in Indiana, you must present an ID that meets the following 4 requirements at the time you vote:
- Displays your photo
- Displays your name (conforming to voter registration record)
- Has an expiration date that shows the ID hasn't expired or expired after November 3, 2020. (Military ID or ID from a recognized Native American tribe is not required to have an expiration date.)
- Is issued by Indiana or the US government
Examples of IDs that meet this criteria are:
- Indiana driver's license
- Indiana photo ID card
- Military ID
- US passport
- A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the 4 criteria specified above. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes
If you've voted in Indiana before or provided ID at the time of registration, you don't need to provide ID to vote absentee by mail.
If you're a first time Indiana voter who registered by mail and you didn't provide ID when you registered, you'll need to provide a copy of one of the following forms of ID along with your mail ballot:
- A copy of a current photo ID showing your name and photograph
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, current paycheck, or other current government document that shows your name and address (excluding a voter information card)