Indiana Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 9th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Indiana Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

Photo ID with:

  • Your name as it is in the registration records
  • An expiration date, which must be current or expired after the date of the most recent general election. An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an “Indefinite” expiration date.
  • Issued by the U.S. government or the state of Indiana.
  • Student ID
    • From an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the 4 criteria specified above. If student photo ID does not have your current address, you must establish your address with a form of identification that does (other ID, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, etc).
    • A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes.

 

A voter who votes in person at a precinct polling place that is located at a state licensed care facility where the voter resides is not required to provide proof of identification before voting in an election.

Indiana Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Indiana but moved to another state for school, and who wish to establish or keep their Indiana voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. If you move to a college address in Indiana with the intention of making it your principal home and you do not intend to move back to the place you lived previously, you can establish voting residency in Indiana. Indiana law describes voting residence as your “true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment”; the place to where you intend to return after being away.=The Secretary of State has said that the “permanent residence” of students “who have no intention of returning to [the address that they traveled from to attend school]” will be “the community where they are attending school.” However, “there is no rule on legal residence that applies to all college students. Each case and each individual is different.” Residency equals domicile under Indiana law, and so each voter can have only one residence.

Indiana Ex-Offender Voter Info

HHC – Individuals currently incarcerated for any crime are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
Felon Voting – Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor in Indiana may not vote while incarcerated. Vote restored after Term of Incarceration.
Non Profit Vote – individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.