Voting in Indiana

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General Election

11/05/2024
General Election Date
10/07/2024
Voter Registration Deadline (online, in-person, by mail - postmarked)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

10/24/2024
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/05/2024
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

10/08/2024
Early Voting Begins
11/02/2024
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.

Indiana Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! You can check your voter registration online on Indiana’s elections office website here, or you can contact the Board of Elections at 1-800-457-8283.

It can take several weeks. Most states send out voter registration cards within 5 to 7 weeks after receiving the registration. If you do not receive a registration card in the mail, contact your state election office to confirm you are registered. Find your state’s contact information in our How to Vote in Your State section on this page! In any event, you should verify your registration a week prior to the voter registration deadline in your state in case you need to fill out a new registration form or correct your form.

Elections take place all the time throughout the year, and odds are, you probably have an election coming up in your state! In addition to the presidential election and midterm elections, you have statewide, countywide and municipal elections that you can make your voice heard in. Make sure you know when your upcoming elections are so that you don’t miss a single one! Check out when your next election is here.

Your state provides an online ballot tracking system. You can track your ballot here!

YES you are able to register to vote at your student address. You should provide your official campus mailing address as well as the actual physical address of your on or off campus residence when registering to vote. You must have some sort of proof of address and residency that can be presented at your polling place (mail, a student ID, etc.). For more information, we suggest visiting your state’s elections office website. Remember: you can only register to vote and vote in one place, whether that is your student address or your home address!

YES, unhoused voters can register to vote and use their voice in Indiana’s elections. Unhoused voters or voters without a permanent address may list a shelter address, street corner, or park as their address. For more information on voting while unhoused, visit our friends at the National Coalition for the Homeless.

YES. In this case you must register at the last address you had before you left the USA, or at the address to which you will return to when returning to the USA (you must present some indication of a present intent to return and live there – e.g. vehicle registration, driver’s license, property ownership, family, etc). If you have never had a permanent address in the United States but are a citizen you are allowed to register at an address you plan on moving to or an address where you currently have family living. Access more information on voting overseas here.

You may call the voting rights hotline at 866 687-8683, if informing another poll worker isn’t successful. They have lawyers ready to help you. Additionally, you can call the civil rights division of the U.S Department of Justice.

You can also find Indiana’s elections office here and contact them by phone at 1-800-457-8283.

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

10/24/2024
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/05/2024
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 twelve days before Election Day.

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your local elections office on or before Election Day 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 Election Day. 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?

Valid forms of identification include;

  • Photo ID that
    • Includes your name as it is in the registration records
    • Includes an expiration date, which must be current or expired after the date of the most recent general election (unless it is an “indefinite” military ID).
  • 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 second 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.
  • Indiana Driver’s License
  • Indiana Photo ID Card
  • Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

Voter ID in Indiana

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Primaries

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

10/08/2024
Voting Begins
11/02/2024
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.

Preregister

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 election day. 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.