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Indiana

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

Indiana General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 11, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 11, 2022
  • Online Request By: October 11, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 27, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: October 12 – November 7, 2022 (counties may vary)

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Absentee Voting

Voters can typically only vote absentee-by-mail in Indiana with an approved excuse.

Registered voters in Indiana can vote absentee by mail if:

  • 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.
  • You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.

County election officials must receive an absentee-by-mail ballot not later than 6:00 p.m. (local prevailing time) on Election Day. County election officials must have possession of the ballot by this deadline; postmarks – even if dated on or before the date of the election – cannot be considered timely

See details of absentee voting here.

Download the application form here.

Early Voting (In-Person Absentee)

All registered voters can vote early beginning 28 days before the election, ending at 12 PM the day before Election Day.

See details of early voting (in-person absentee) here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 AM to 6 PM. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid photo ID to vote in Indiana. Your photo ID must:

  • Display your photo,
  • Display your name (the same name on your voter registration record),
  • Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election (military IDs are exempt from this rule),
  • Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Indiana

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.