We hope to empower every Hoosier to exercise their right to vote. 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.
The Indiana Election Commission has enacted no-excuse absentee voting for the 2020 Primaries. Please make note of the updated deadlines below.
- May 4, 2020 - Deadline to register for primaries.
- May 21, 2020 - Application deadline for absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned by June 2 at noon.
- You can access the application for an absentee ballot for the upcoming Indiana primary here. The application can now be submitted online or must be mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered to the county clerk’s office in the county you are registered to vote, or the Indiana Election Division, more info here.
- June 2, 2020 - Primaries
- October 5, 2020 - Deadline to register.
- October 22, 2020 - Application deadline for absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned by November 3.
- Novemeber 3, 2020 - ELECTION DAY!
Yes! You can vote!
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.
Indiana requires photo identification from voters.
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.