Indiana ID requirements for voting by mail

COVID-19 Advisory: No determination has been made regarding whether there will be any changes to absentee voting rules for the general election. We will update this page with any developments.

Who is eligible to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail?

For subsequent elections, you 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

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

No. Unless you are a first-time voter – see section above.

 

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.

 

 

Last update: May 5, 2020

Hannah Piercey

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