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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your Indiana driver’s license or state ID card number to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

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1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Indiana state voter registration or call 1-800-622-4941 to have one sent to you

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check a box to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or changing your name or address

Step 2 · Provide your county

Step 3 · Provide your gender and name

Step 4 · Provide the address where you live

Step 5 · Provide your mailing address (if the same as Step 4, print “SAME”)

Step 6 · Provide your previous registration address (if applicable)

Step 7 · Provide your birthday

Steps 8–9 · (Optional) Provide your phone number and email

Steps 10–11 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8

Step 12 · Provide your Indiana driver’s license number. If you don’t have a driver’s license, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these, check “None”

Step 13 · Provide your previous name if you’re updating the name of your previous registration

Step 14 · Sign and date form

Step 15 · If you’re registering in Indiana for the first time, include a copy of a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address

  • If you don’t submit the ID with your application, you’ll have to show ID when you vote

3. Send the form.

Your completed form must be postmarked by Oct 11 and mailed to:

Indiana Election Division
302 West Washington Street, Room E204
Indianapolis, IN 46204

For faster processing, mail your form to your county voter registration office


Check if you’re registered to vote

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1. Get the voter registration form.

Get the voter registration form at the Indiana Election Division, your County Voter Registration office, Bureau of Motor Vehicle license branch, Public Assistance office, or local public library.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check a box to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or changing your name or address

Step 2 · Provide your county

Step 3 · Provide your gender and name

Step 4 · Provide the address where you live

Step 5 · Provide your mailing address (if the same as Step 4, print “SAME”)

Step 6 · Provide your previous registration address (if applicable)

Step 7 · Provide your birthday

Steps 8–9 · (Optional) Provide your phone number and email

Steps 10–11 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8

Step 12 · Provide your Indiana driver’s license number. If you don’t have a driver’s license, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these, check “None”

Step 13 · Provide your previous name if you’re updating the name of your previous registration

Step 14 · Sign and date form


3. Return the form.

Your completed form must be returned by Oct 11 to your county voter registration office.


Check if you’re registered to vote

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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at an Indiana address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be in jail after being convicted of a crime
Online
October 11

Mail
October 11

In Person
October 11

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 12–Nov 7

Bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open 6 AM–6 PM local time. If you’re in line at your polling place by 6 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID.


Who can vote early

All registered voters can vote absentee in person before Election Day.

Who can vote by mail

You can vote by mail if you meet one of the following qualifications:

  • You have a specific reason that you won’t be in your county on Election Day, Nov 8 during the entire time the polls are open (6 AM–6PM)
  • You have a disability
  • You’re at least 65 years old
  • You’ll have official election duties outside of your voting precinct on Election Day
  • You’re scheduled to work during the entire time, 6 AM–6 PM on Election Day
  • You’ll be confined due to illness or injury or you’ll be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire time, 6 AM–6 PM on Election Day
  • You’re prevented from voting because of religious obligations from 6 AM–6 PM on Election Day
  • You’re a participant in the state’s address confidentiality program
  • You’re a member of the military or a public safety officer
  • You’re a convicted “serious sex offender” who is eligible to vote
  • You don’t have a ride to the polls


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the absentee ballot application

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Steps 1–2 · Provide your full name and date of birth

Step 3 · Provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, or check the box if you don’t have a Social Security number

Step 4 · If you’ve changed your name since you registered to vote, provide your old name

Step 5 · Provide your address

Step 6 · (Optional) Provide your telephone number

Step 7 · Provide the address where you want your ballot mailed, if different from Step 5

Step 8 · Check the box to indicate why you’re voting by mail

Steps 9–10 · Sign and date the form


3. Submit the application

Mail the application so it’s received at your County Election Board by Oct 31


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
  • Mail your ballot so it’s received by your County Election Board by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot at indianavoters.in.gov
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early
Oct 12–Nov 7

Bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open 6 AM–6 PM local time. If you’re in line at your polling place by 6 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Indiana. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a resident in your voting district by Oct 9
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not currently in prison after being convicted of crime

In person ID requirements

Be sure to bring an ID that meets these 4 requirements:

  • Displays your photo
  • Displays your name
  • Has an expiration date that shows the ID hasn’t expired or expired after Nov 4, 2014
    Military ID is not required to have an expiration date
  • Is issued by Indiana or the US government

Examples of IDs that meet this criteria are:

  • Indiana driver’s license
  • Indiana photo ID card
  • Military ID
  • US passport

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are registering to vote in Indiana for the first time, and you register to vote by mail, you must provide proof of residency before voting for the first time (either in person or by absentee ballot). If you’d like, you can submit proof of residency with your voter registration form. Accceptable proof of residency includes: a COPY of your Indiana Driver۪s License or other current and valid photo ID that shows your name and Indiana address; a COPY of a current utility bill or bank statement that shows your name and Indiana address; a COPY of a government check or other government document that shows your name and Indiana address; OR a COPY of a paycheck that shows your name and address.
You do not need to provide ID if you’ve already voted in Indiana at least once. If you are a first time Indiana voter and you did not provide proof of Indiana residency with your voter registration application, you must include one of the following documents with your absentee ballot application: a copy of your Indiana Driver۪s License or other current and valid photo identification and Indiana address;a copy of a current utility bill or bank statement that shows your name and Indiana address; a copy of a government check or other government document that shows your name and Indiana address; or a copy of a paycheck that shows your name and address.