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Voting & Elections Toolkits

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Voter Registration in Indiana

Eligibility

  • Age: At least 18 on or before the next General or Municipal Election
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals: May vote if not currently in prison. 
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Residence: Must be a resident of Indiana.
  • College students may only register at one of two places: (1) The address where they live while attending school; or (2) The address where they live while not attending school. See "College Students" for more information (https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2626.htm). 
  • Check to see if you are already registered https://indianavoters.in.gov/ 

More information: Election Division, https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/index.htm, and Voter Portal, https://indianavoters.in.gov/ 

Deadline

  • Voter registration deadlines are determined by the date of the election.
  • October 7, 2019 was the deadline for in-person registration and postmark of mail-in registration for the general election.
  • November 5, 2019 is Municipal Election Day 
  • December 2, 2019 voter registration opens
  • April 6, 2020 voter registration ends
  • May 5, 2020 Primary Election Day
  • May 19, 2020 voter registration opens
  • October 5, 2020 voter registration ends
  • November 3, 2020 General Election Day
  • Guidelines: 2019 Indiana Voter Registration Guidebook (PDF)
  • Election Calendar: 2019 Election Calendar Brochure (PDF); 2020 Election Calendar Brochure (PDF)  
  • Indiana does not offer election-day (same day) voter registration. 

Online registration

Indiana residents can register to vote online by visiting Indiana's Voter Portal at  http://www.indianavoters.com/.  

You must have a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, the Voter Portal provides the ability to validate voter registration status, find polling place location, look into provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who's on The Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

Mail-in registration

Printable forms (in English and Spanish): https://indianavoters.in.gov/MVPHome/PrintDocuments  

Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.

Choosing a political party   

"Federal mail-in voter registration forms ask for party affiliation and the voter’s ethnicity, though are not required fields and are not recorded in the statewide voter registration system for Indiana voter registration purposes." (Indiana Voter Registration Guidebook)                 

Updating registration      

If you have moved or changed your name, you can update your voter registration information on the state of Indiana's voter portal at https://indianavoters.in.gov/

Cancelling registration

The Registrar of Voters in each town maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local Registrar of Voters.

Directory of Registrars: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Find-Your-Town-Clerk-Registrar-and-Elected-Officials/Find-Your-Town-Clerk-Registrar-of-Voters-and-Elected-Officials

ID Requirements for Indiana Voters

ID Requirements for Registration

Online Registration

Mail-in Registration

 

ID Requirements for Voting

 

Where to get an ID

 

Casting a Ballot in Indiana

Important Dates

  • Primary Election: 
  • General Election: 
  • Early voting: 

Absentee voting

 

Polling places and hours

Rides to the polls

Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:

  • Lyft (www.lyft.com) provides free or discounted rides in some underserved communities
  • Political parties sometimes arrange rides for voters. Contact the local office:
    • Republican Party:
    • Democratic Party:

Help for disabled voters

Ballots

 

General Resources on Voting and Elections

General Resources on Voting and Elections


Hotlines


1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)


Voter Registration & Election Day Resources

Find useful voter information including:

  • Local Election Office and Contact Information
  • Address, Telephone and Email for Local Election Offices
  • Upcoming Federal Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Upcoming State Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Identification Requirements
  • Voter Materials Transmission Options
  • State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?

Population-Specific information and Resources

Voting Rights: Laws, Cases, Policy

Voter Engagement

Voter Education

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

Primary Sources, Lesson Plans & Exhibits

Disclaimer

Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.