Election Office

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines; online applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm on the above registration deadlines.

Photo Identification

A voter must provide government-issued photo ID before casting a

Ballot, except when voting absentee-by-mail or traveling board. The ID must fit the following criteria:

  • Your ID must display your photo.
  • Your name on the ID must conform with your voter registration record. Conform does NOT mean identical. Below are examples
  • Bob John Crew
  • Bob J. Crew
  • Bob Crew
  • John Crew
  • J. Crew
  • Robert John Crew
  • Robert J. Crew
  • Robert Crew
  • R. John Crew
  • R. J. Crew

Your ID must contain an expiration date and either still be cur-rent or have expired sometime after the date of the last General or Municipal Election (November 3, 2020).

  • Certain military and veterans IDs with no expiration date or an “indefinite” expiration date are acceptable.
  • Your ID must be issued by the State of Indiana or the US government.

In most cases, an Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or US passport is sufficient. Interim or paper IDs issued by the BMV are also acceptable.

If you are unable or unwilling to present ID meeting these requirements, you may cast a provisional ballot. If you cast a provisional ballot, you have until noon 10 days after the election to follow up with the county election board and either provide the necessary documentation or affirm one of the law’s exemptions applies to you.

Exemptions do exist for the indigent and those with a religious objection to being photographed, and individuals living in state-licensed facilities where the precinct’s polling place is also located.

If you do not already have a valid photo ID, you can obtain an Indiana photo ID card free of charge from any Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch that issues driver’s licenses and ID cards. Be sure to bring the required documents to secure the ID (more information at in.gov/bmv).

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