Voter Registration Deadlines

Indiana Voter Resources

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day.

  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

Voter Checklist
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Voter Registration Rules

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.

Program
Absentee Ballot Information

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.

  • 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 military 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.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines

  • 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 noon on Election Day.

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    Indiana Voter ID Requirements

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 6, 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

  • 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.