Voting

Important Dates:

  • The Primary is on May 8, 2018
  • Election Day is on November 6, 2018.

What do I need to vote?

In Indiana, you are required to show a valid ID with a current address at your voting location.

To learn more about how to get a government-issued photo ID, go to the BMV website here: https://www.in.gov/bmv/2530.htm

How can I register to vote? How do I know if I am registered to vote?

Please visit the Indiana Voter Portal here to check if you are registered to vote, change your address, or check your voter status. You can also submit a paper form at your local voter registration office, which can be found here.

BROWN COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION/ELECTIONS
PO BOX 85
20 E. MAIN STREET
NASHVILLE  IN   47448
PHONE: 812-988-5511
FAX: 812-988-5562

JACKSON COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION
111 S MAIN STREET
PO BOX 318
BROWNSTOWN  IN   47220
PHONE: 812-358-6120
FAX: 812-358-6187

LAWRENCE COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION
916 15TH STREET, ROOM 11
BEDFORD  IN   47421
PHONE: 812-277-2036
FAX: 812-275-4142

MONROE COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION
401 W 7TH ST, SUITE 100
BLOOMINGTON  IN   47404-3932
PHONE: 812-349-2690
FAX: 812-330-6460

When do I vote?

Voting takes place statewide on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for the primary election. Polls are open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,

Voting takes place statewide on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for Election Day.

Absentee and Early Voting Information:

May 2018 Primary Information:

  • December 1, 2017: First day a voter may file an absentee ballot application with a county election board to vote in the May 8, 2018 primary election.
  • April 10, 2018: First day that a voter may vote an absentee ballot for the 2018 primary election in the office of the county election board or a satellite facility.
  • April 30, 2018: Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received by the county office for the 2018 primary election.
  • May 8, 2018: Primary Election Day.

Election Day 2018 Information:

  • May 22, 2018: First day a voter may file an absentee ballot application with a county election board to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election.
  • October 10, 2018: First day that a voter may vote an absentee ballot for the 2018 general election in the office of the county election board or a satellite facility.
  • October 29, 2018: Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received by the county office for the 2018 general election.
  • November 6, 2018: General Election Day.

Absentee Information from the Indiana Secretary of State

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.
  • In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:
    1. You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
    2. You have a disability.
    3. You are at least 65 years of age.
    4. You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
    5. You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
    6. You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
    7. You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
    8. You are a participant in the state’s address confidentiality program.
    9. You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
    10. You are a “serious sex offender” as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
    11. You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.

Where can I vote?

Find your polling location here. Your driver’s license number is optional. https://indianavoters.in.gov/

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