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Indiana

Indiana General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

42 Days
23 Hours
58 Minutes
33 Seconds
Remind Me
Oct
09
in only 15 days

Registration deadline

Oct
10
in only 16 days

Early voting begins

Nov
05
in 42 days

Early voting ends

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in Indiana

When do I need to register to vote in Indiana?

Hoosiers must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 9th

How do I register to vote in Indiana?

Indiana has online voter registration, which makes this process very easy.

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Register to vote in Indiana

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in Indiana?

To register as a voter in Indiana, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Indiana
  • Have lived in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Be at least 18 years old by the next general election
  • Not be in prison for a criminal conviction

What if I'm only 17?

If you'll be 18 by the General Election, you can still register and vote in Indiana!

How to Vote

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the Indiana Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in Indiana are open from 6:00am to 6:00pm local time

Can I vote by mail?

Hoosiers can only vote absentee if they:

  • Will be 65+ on Election Day
  • Have a disability
  • Are scheduled to work at regular place of business
  • Are expecting to be absent from their county of residence
  • Do not have adequate transportation to the polls
  • Are attending to official election duties in another county
  • Are confined due to injury or illness or caring for someone who is
  • Are a member of the military or public safety officer
  • Are prevented from voting in person due to observing a religious discipline or holiday
  • Are a participant of the address confidentiality program

Reasons will only be considered valid if they:

  • Are in effect on Election Day
  • Span the entire 12-hour window from 6:00am - 6:00pm

Vote by mail in Indiana by requesting an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by November 5th,
and returned no later than November 6th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in Indiana or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

Can I vote before Election Day?

Yes! Skip the lines and vote early in Indiana. If you're going to be busy, out of town, or otherwise occupied on Election day, this is the best time to vote.

Early Voting period is between Wednesday, October 10th and Monday, November 5th.

Find your Indiana early voting location.

What ID do I need to vote?

To vote in Indiana you must present an ID that:

  • Displays your photograph
  • Displays your name, as shown on voter record
  • Is not expired, or expired after November 8, 2016
  • Was issued by the federal government or Indiana

The following are examples of accepted IDs for voting:

  • Indiana Driver's license
  • Military ID
  • Student ID card from Indiana State school that meets above criteria
  • Indiana issued Photo ID card

If you do not have an appropriate ID, you can request one for free from your local BMV.

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in Indiana.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

More Information

Dates and deadlines can change at any time

Get election reminders in Indiana! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the Indiana Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: Indiana Elections Office
Phone: (317) 232-3939

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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