Yes! You Can Vote!

Make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote this November.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 5, 2020 - Deadline to register.
  • October 22, 2020 - Application deadline for absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned by November 3 at noon.
  • Novemeber 3, 2020 - ELECTION DAY! 

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. The voter must have resided in their precinct for 30 days prior to the next general, municipal or special 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.

People who have been Previously Incarcerated

Voting rights are restored upon release from jail or prison. 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 the next General or Municipal Election, 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

  • 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 3, 2020 election. Your vote plan should include:

  1. How you’re voting—by absentee ballot, early at a satellite location, or in-person.
  2. The location you’ll vote if you opt to visit a satellite location or to vote in-person.
  3. Any important deadlines associated with the way in which you plan to cast your vote.

For voters who are planning to vote absentee, consider using the State’s online application portal. The online application is extremely easy to complete and should take less than 5 minutes to apply. If you plan to vote by mail, don’t wait. Apply online today by visiting indianavoters.in.gov  or vote.indy.govIn addition, make sure your absentee ballot is complete, and that you sign the outside of the absentee envelope before returning it.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We know that volunteering will look different for everybody for the 2020 election. We've gathered some resources and volunteer opportunities from all over the state of Indiana to help you find the right volunteer opportunity for you. These activities will range from phone and text banking, to in-person tasks for those who feel safe participating.  

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

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