Voting in Indiana

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Election Dates

General Election Date
Voter Registration Deadline (online, in-person, by mail - postmarked)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

Polling place hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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How to Vote in Indiana

Learn about all the options to vote in Indiana to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Indiana Board of Elections Phone Number: 317-232-3939

Indiana Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Indiana

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Indiana.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Excuse required to vote by mail.

How Vote By Mail Works in Indiana

Voting by mail is a two step process in Indiana.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. You must have an excuse to qualify to vote by mail with an absentee ballot. If you qualify, you must submit an application to vote absentee to your county clerk. The deadline for your application to be received is October 26th at 11:59 p.m. 

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your local elections office on or before November 6th at 6 p.m. Find your local elections office here.
  • Stamp and return by mail to your local elections office so that it is received by 6 p.m. on November 7th. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable.

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot.

Once you have completed your ballot, be sure to sign the affidavit on the return envelope.

Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid.

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

A member of your household or someone designated as your attorney in fact can return your ballot for you. They will be asked to sign an affidavit when returning your ballot.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you have an absentee ballot that you are not going to use, or you miss the deadline to return, you may go to your polling place and vote in person. You may be asked to use a provisional ballot. This is better than not voting, but may not be counted.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Indiana does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.

Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot.

You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.

You may cure your ballot until 12 p.m. noon, 8 days after Election Day.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

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.

Voter ID in Indiana

Find Your Ballot

Enter your address below to see what you can expect on Election Day.


Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

Early Voting

Early Voting Dates

Voting Begins
Voting Ends

You can vote early in Indiana

You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at any vote centers in your county, no excuse required. Click here to find a vote center near you.


Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Indiana, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can vote in the Indiana primaries if you are 17 by the next election.