Make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote this November.
- 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!
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
Recently Naturalized Citizens
Individuals with Disabilities
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:
- How you’re voting—by absentee ballot, early at a satellite location, or in-person.
- The location you’ll vote if you opt to visit a satellite location or to vote in-person.
- 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 vote.indy.gov and click the absentee link to learn more about applying online to vote absentee by mail. In addition, make sure your absentee ballot is complete, and that you sign the outside of the absentee envelope before returning it.
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.