Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.
You can vote using an absentee ballot if:
Valid reasons include:
If you have print disabilities, you can request to use the state’s online balloting tool.
In Indiana, “print disabilities” mean that you can’t mark a paper ballot on your own because of blindness, visual impairment, or a physical disability that makes it hard to use your hands.
You have to apply to receive an absentee ballot. If you need assistance, another person can help fill out the application.
You can request your ballot online, deliver your completed application form in person, or send it by email, mail, or fax.
If you have print disabilities, you can ask to get an accessible absentee ballot sent by email. This allows you to use the state’s online balloting tool to vote.
You need to give one of the following when you apply:
You can include a copy of your Indiana driver’s license, ID, or another kind of identification that’s allowed for voting.
If you need help filling out your absentee ballot and putting it in the envelope, someone can help you. Just make sure that they sign the assistance form (called “affidavit of assistance”).
You must sign your name or make your mark on the signature line of your ballot envelope. This signature or mark will be checked against the one on your ballot application.
You don’t have to send any ID with your ballot.
Election officials will inform you if the signature on your ballot envelope doesn’t match their records. You’ll have an opportunity to correct it.
If you qualify to vote online, you will receive a link to access the state’s accessible ballot tool. This tool allows you to mark your ballot using a computer, sign everything electronically, and send it back by email.
You don’t have to send any ID with your online ballot.
You must show a photo ID to vote in Indiana.
You can use your ID if:
Photo IDs that you might be able to use include:
There are limited exceptions to Indiana’s photo ID requirement. You may qualify for an exception if:
Page Updated: August 2023