Helpful Voting Links — Indiana
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Indiana
No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in either primary. Registered voters should ask for ballot for the party that they cast the majority of votes for in last general election. See Indiana Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Indiana has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Indiana
Voter ID Requirements — Indiana
What forms of ID are acceptable?
Photo ID with:
- Your name as it is in the registration records
- An expiration date, which must be current or expired after the date of the most recent general election. An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an “Indefinite” expiration date.
- Issued by the U.S. government or the state of Indiana.
- Student ID
- From an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the 4 criteria specified above. If student photo ID does not have your current address, you must establish your address with a form of identification that does (other ID, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, etc).
- A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes.
A voter who votes in person at a precinct polling place that is located at a state licensed care facility where the voter resides is not required to provide proof of identification before voting in an election.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — IndianaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 12th to Nov. 7th
You can vote in person at your county election's office or circuit clerk of court's office from Oct. 12th to Nov. 7th at noon before the election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 31st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
When voting by mail an excuse is required, however, photo ID is not required. Info here on what qualifies.