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What to bring with you to the polls on Election Day

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE – Tuesday, October 11, 2016
ELECTION DAY – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Indiana residents MUST present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day.

Your photo ID must meet four criteria to be acceptable for voting purposes. It Must:

  1. Display your photo
  2. Display your name, and the name must conform to your voter registration record. Conform does not mean identical.
  3. Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election (November 4, 2014)
  4. Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government

In most cases, an Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. Passport is sufficient.

A student ID from an Indiana state school may be used only if it meets all of the four criteria specified above. A student ID from a private institution may NOT be used for voting purposes.

If you are unable or unwilling to present an ID that meets 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 that one of the law's exemptions applies to you. 

Get ready to vote!