Currently you can vote at the polls on Election Day, vote by absentee ballot or vote online.
Here is some information on each of these options.
Vote at the polls:
To learn about where you can find your polling place visit www.Indianavoters.com. Be certain to have your driver’s license or state issued identification available as Indiana requires a photo identification for voters.
Vote by absentee ballot:
You may vote by absentee ballot either through the mail or in person. All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 29 days before Election Day at locations designated by your county's election board. These known as Satellite Voting Offices. Through these offices, a voter may cast an absentee ballot that is set aside to be counted on Election Day.
For more information, contact your local county election office. Contact information for all 92 county election offices can be found at www.IndianaVoters.com.
In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:
• You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on
Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
• You have a disability.
• You are at least 65 years of age.
• You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
• You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
• You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
• You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
• You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
• You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
To vote absentee by mail complete the Application for Absentee Ballot (ABS-1)
and mail it to your local county election office at the address on the second page of the ABS-1 at least eight days before election day.
Register to Vote online:
As of July 1, 2010, Indiana offers you the ability to submit your voter registration application online at www.indianavoters.com. In order to register to vote online, you must also possess a current and valid Indiana driver's license or Indiana State identification card. The State of Indiana will use your digitized signature on-file with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles as your voter registration signature. Only the voter registration information you provide and your digitized signature will be sent to your county voter registration office upon concluding the online voter registration application process.
If you do not process either of these documents or experience difficulties with accessing www.indianavoters.com, you may still register to vote by completing a Voter Registration Application (VRG-7) and mailing it to the appropriate county voter registration office or Indiana Election Division. Or, if you are not sure if you are a registered voter, please check your registration status by visiting www.indianavoters.com.
Looking toward the future—Vote Centers:
A vote center is a polling place where any eligible voter in the county may go to vote. The vote center model gives voters more flexibility on Election Day because they are not constrained to a specific polling location. Vote centers are connected through secure internet connections, and as ballots are cast, an electronic poll book is instantaneously updated.
To watch a video about vote centers, click here Vote Centers for more information. These centers are
not currently available in Indiana’s 3rd congressional district, however may be available in your county in upcoming years. In 2011, the Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Enrolled Act 32 and House Enrolled Act 1242 and the Governor signed both pieces of legislation, making vote centers an option for any Indiana county.