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
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
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
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.
If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.
last update: March 18, 2020