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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. More information for college students
  • Check to see if you are already registered 

More information on Indiana voter eligibility and the Voter Portal 

Deadlines

  • 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 was Municipal Election Day 
  • December 2, 2019 voter registration opened
  • April 6, 2020 voter registration ends
  • May 5, 2020 Primary Election Day. The date of this year’s Indiana primary election will move from May 5 to June 2, 2020.
    • Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order to suspend Indiana’s election statute and move the dates. Executive order
    • In addition, Governor Holcomb, Secretary Lawson, Chairman Hupfer and Chairman Zody made the following recommendations to the Indiana Election Commission.

      • Suspend absentee by-mail rules to allow all Hoosiers the option to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election.
      • Allow county clerks to continually mail ballots from now through 12 days out from the new primary election date.
      • Confirm ballots with a May 5, 2020 date will be valid.
      • Enable medical professionals to be eligible members of traveling boards to vote nursing home and hospital patients.
      • Give family members the ability to deliver absentee ballots. Currently only a member of a voter’s household may take possession of their ballot.
    • Indiana Election Commission Chairman Paul Okeson has called a meeting of the Indiana Election Commission on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. to discuss the recommendations. The meeting will be held in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse.
  • 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.  

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)  

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

Cancelling registration

To cancel your Indiana voter registration record, complete the cancelation form, and then mail or deliver the signed original to your county voter registration office.

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

For address information for your county office, see the second page of the following form.

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.

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