Civil Engagement

Registration and Voting Information

Note: Certain military and overseas voters have extended registration periods.

         See http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2673.htm for more information.

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines.

You have the right to vote in Indiana if:

You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and

You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and

You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and

You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and

You are registered to vote.

ABSENTEE VOTING

For information go to: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm

General Information on Absentee Ballots

All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.

In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:

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 (6 am until 6 pm).

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 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 member of the military or a public safety officer.

Note: Voters voting absentee-by-mail are NOT required to show photo ID.

In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:

The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.

The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.

The voter is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.

The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot.

Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.

EARLY VOTING

Early voting generally begins 28 days before any election, and any voter can come to the Clerk’s Office or satellite locations to cast their ballot before Election Day. You do not need a reason to vote early, but you must have a valid, photo ID issued by the state of Indiana or federal government (Indiana Photo ID Laws).

When you arrive at an early voting location, you will be asked to complete an application to vote absentee. (Any person casting a vote before Election Day is considered an absentee voter under Indiana law since your ballot won’t be counted until Election Day.) After you present your ID and your application is approved, you will be handed a ballot to complete on site. You then seal your ballot in a security envelope and it is safely stored until it’s counted on Election Day.

For absentee ballot applications and forms go to:  http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2402.htm