Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Indiana offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person. Indiana offers early voting.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Indiana can look up where to vote on Indiana’s site.
Indiana voters can also vote before Election Day through a process called absentee in-person voting. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
What to bring
- You will need to show photo ID to vote in Indiana. Your photo ID must display your name, an expiration date (can be current or expired sometime after Nov 6, 2018), and be issued by the State of Indiana or the US government. Acceptable forms include: Indiana driver’s license or Indiana-issued photo ID card; military ID; or US Passport. A student ID from an Indiana State school may be used if it meets the above requirements. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes.
- If you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will also need to provide proof of residence to vote. Acceptable forms include (must show current name and current address): Indiana driver’s license or Indiana-issued ID card; any current and valid photo ID; or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable or unwilling to present ID meeting 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 one of the law’s exemptions applies to you.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Indiana. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the “Dates and deadlines” section.
To register in Indiana you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election
- be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next general election
- not currently be imprisoned following a criminal conviction
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Review the absentee ballot application and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Thursday, October 22, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.