Voter ID in Indiana


What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.



Voting by Absentee Ballot

You can vote using an absentee ballot if:

  • You are a registered voter in Indiana.
  • You can’t go to your polling place for a valid reason, like being sick or having a physical disability.

Valid reasons include:

  • Having a disability
  • Being confined due to illness or injury
  • Caring for someone who is confined due to illness or injury

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.


Requesting Your Ballot

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.

Application Info

You need to give one of the following when you apply:

  • Ten digit ID number from your Indiana driver’s license or ID
  • Voter registration record number
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number


You can include a copy of your Indiana driver’s license, ID, or another kind of identification that’s allowed for voting.


Returning Your Ballot by Mail 

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.

Returning Your Ballot Online

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.



Voting in Person

You must show a photo ID to vote in Indiana.

You can use your ID if:

  • It has your photo and a name that matches your voter registration (does not need to be identical).
  • It is issued by the US government or state of Indiana.
  • It has an expiration date that is after November 8, 2022.
    • Note: The expiration date can be missing or listed as “indefinite” if your ID is from the US Department of Defense, Veteran Affairs or Administration, branch of uniformed services, Merchant Marine, Indiana National Guard, or a federally recognized Native American Indian tribe.

Photo IDs that you might be able to use include:

  • Indiana driver’s license or ID
  • Student ID from an Indiana state school
  • US passport or passport card
  • Military ID


There are limited exceptions to Indiana’s photo ID requirement. You may qualify for an exception if:

  • You are considered “indigent” by the state of Indiana.
  • You live in licensed care facility that also serves as your polling place.



Page Updated: August 2023