Voter ID for Absentee Ballots
ID requirements for absentee ballots are set by each state and can be less stringent than ID requirements when voting in person. See below for details on absentee ballot eligibility and what ID, if any, is needed to vote absentee.
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
Must meet ONE of the following:
- Voter has a specific, reasonable expectation you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6a-6p)
- Voter has a disability
- Voter is at least 65 years of age
- Voter will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct
- Voter is scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
- Voter will be confined or will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
- Voter is prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
- Voter is a participant in the state's address confidentiality program
- Voter is a member of the military or a public safety officer
- Voter is a “serious sex offender” as defined in Indiana code 35-42-4-14(a)
- Voter is unable to access polling location due to lack of transportation
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?
ID is required for first-time Indiana voters who did not provide proof of Indiana residency at the time of voter registration:
- Indiana Driver’s License
- Other current and valid photo identification that includes an Indiana address
- Current utility bill with voter’s name and Indiana address
- Bank statement that shows voter’s name and Indiana address
- Government check or other government document that shows voter’s name and Indiana address
- Paycheck that shows voter’s name and address