Yes! You Can Vote!

Make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote in the 2024 election.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 7, 2024: Deadline to register to vote or update your registration for the 2024 election.
  • October 8, 2024: First day of early voting in-person.
  • October 24, 2024: Application deadline for voting absentee by mail. Mail-in ballots must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • November 5, 2024: Election Day! Polls will be open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., local time.

Register or check status 

If you are registering with an alternative accepted ID other than a state-issued license, you can register here.


WHO CAN VOTE IN INDIANA?

To vote in Indiana, an individual must be a citizen of the U.S. who will be least 18 years of age at the time of the next general, municipal or special election (November 5, 2024). The voter must have resided in their precinct for 30 days prior to the election.

There are many misconceptions surrounding who can and cannot vote in the state of Indiana, leading to suppressed voter turnout for certain groups that do have the right to vote.

Hoosiers Who Have Been Previously Incarcerated

After a conviction, you get your right to vote back the day you leave jail or prison in Indiana. People who have been previously incarcerated should check their registration, and re-register to vote if it has been canceled. Individuals on parole, probation, home detention, or people who are in jail awaiting trial can vote. People who are in a community corrections program, such as work release or electronic monitoring, can vote. Learn more and view corresponding Indiana code.
 

Transgender People

Transgender people can vote, even if their gender does not match what is listed on their government issued ID. Transgender people must be registered with the name that is listed on their government issued ID. Full list of accepted photo ID forms below.
 

Recently Naturalized Citizens

Recently naturalized Americans have the same voting rights as someone who was born in the U.S. Visit our Know Your Rights Page to learn more. Recursos en Español: 

Students

College students have a right to register and vote in the place they truly consider to be “home” — whether their dorm room, apartment or parents’ house. High school students who will turn 18 by November 5, 2024 may register to vote before the registration deadline even if they have not yet turned 18. 
 

Individuals with Disabilities 

Each polling place in the state of Indiana must have at least one accessible voting machine and each location must be physically accessible. Voters that require assistance may designate a relative or friend to assist them at the polling place, or receive assistance from one of two poll workers who have completed the Affidavit of Voter Assistance at the Polls.
 

PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS

Accepted photo identification is as follows:

  • State of Indiana identification with the voter’s name, photograph, and an expiration date that is current or expired after the most recent general election (November 8, 2022)

  • U.S. government identification that meets the above criteria

  • Student ID from a public institution in Indiana that meets the above criteria

  • Military ID (need not include an expiration date)

Voters may also submit an application for a free photo ID at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The Secretary of State provides further information


MAKE YOUR VOTING PLAN

Make sure you have a voting plan! Outline how you’ll participate in the November 5, 2024 election. Your vote plan should include:

  1. How you’re voting — early in-person at a satellite location, absentee by mail, or in-person on Election Day.
    • Voting early in-person is available from October 8, 2024 to November 4, 2024. All registered Indiana voters are eligible to vote early in-person. To find locations and hours for early voting, contact your County Clerk’s office or use the online Indiana Voter Portal. Remember, a valid photo ID is required to vote early in-person.
    • Some voters that meet the absentee-by-mail requirements are eligible to cast their ballot by mail in the General Election. In order to vote by mail, you must complete and submit a one-page application before or on October 24, 2024 at 11:59pm to your County Clerk’s office. For voters who are planning to vote absentee by mail, make sure your absentee ballot is complete, and that you sign the outside of the absentee envelope before returning it. Click here to download the application to vote by mail.

    • On Election Day (Tuesday, November 5, 2024), your local polling place will be open for you to cast your ballot from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find your county's vote centers here. Vote centers offer flexibility and convenience to voters, by allowing them to cast a ballot at any county location of their choosing on Election Day.

  2. The location you’ll vote if you opt to vote early at a satellite location or in-person on Election Day.
  3. Any important deadlines associated with the way in which you plan to cast your vote.

Learn more about your voting rights on Election Day


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  

If you are interested in working at the polls on election day, contact your county clerk.