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Last updated on - as always, it's best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules in your state: Indiana Election Website
Indiana voter registration
- In Person: 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 Restore Your Vote to determine your eligibility.
Indiana absentee ballots
- In Person: 1 day before Election Day
- By Mail: 12 days before Election Day
- 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 (6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.).
- 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 are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
- 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 military or a public safety officer.
- Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
- Sign and date the form. This is very important!
- Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
- All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it's close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
- Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time -- simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
- Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.
- Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
- Sign and date where indicated.
- Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
- Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Indiana early voting
- 28 days before Election Day.
- One 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
- Has an expiration date that shows the ID hasn't expired or expired after November 8. 2018. (Military ID 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
Absentee voters do not need to show ID.