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Voter Information

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Important Dates

  • Mon., Dec. 1, 2014 – Voter registration opens for the Primary Election
  • Weds., Jan. 7, 2015 – First day candidates may file
  • Fri., Feb. 6, 2015 – Filing deadline for candidates
  • Mon., April 6, 2015 – Voter registration closes for the Primary Election
  • Tues., April 7, 2015 – First day to vote absentee-in-person at the county clerk’s office for the Primary Election
  • Mon., April 27, 2015 – Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the Primary Election
  • Tues., May 5, 2015 – Primary Election day. Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tues., May 19, 2015 – Voter registration opens for the General Election
  • Mon., Oct. 5, 2015 – Voter registration closes for the General Election
  • Tues., Oct. 6, 2015 – First day to vote absentee-in-person at the county clerk’s office for the General Election
  • Mon., Oct. 26, 2015 – Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the General Election
  • Tues., Nov. 3, 2015 – Municipal General Election day. Polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Your Right to Vote

You have the right to vote in an Indiana election, if:

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age at the next General 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 unless you qualify to vote using one of the “Fail Safe” procedures; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Voter Registration

Register Online

Register to vote online by visiting the state web site IndianaVoters.com. Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, IndianaVoters.com provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who’s on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

Register by Mail or In-Person

To register to vote or update your current registration by mail or in person, you will need to complete and return the Voter Registration Form (En Español) 29 days prior to a Primary or General Election.

Return the completed form to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division according to the registration deadline requirements. You can also apply in person at the voter registration or county clerk’s office, any BMV license branch or public assistance office.

Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the county office will send you a voter registration acknowledgment card. Once you receive that card, you will be officially registered. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice denying the application or requesting the missing information.

If you have not received a voter registration card or a notice from your county within about 30 days, call your county voter registration office. You can check your voter registration and polling location at anytime at IndianaVoters.com or by calling (866) IN-1-VOTE or (866) 461-8683.

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


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The state of Indiana encourages voters to vote early by taking full advantage of absentee voting options.

Absentee-In-Person

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

Absentee-By-Mail

When the county election board receives your application for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will process it, and if the application is approved, mail you an absentee ballot for the upcoming election.

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

  1. 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 a.m. until 6 p.m.).
  2. You have a disability.
  3. You are at least 65 years of age.
  4. You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
  5. You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  6. 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.
  7. You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  8. You are a participant in the state’s address confidentiality program.
  9. You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines. Online applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. on the above registration deadlines.

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

Absentee-By-Traveling Board

In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, you must qualify under bullet points 2 or 6 above. The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot.

Source: Indiana Election Division