How to Register to Vote in Indiana

Indiana passed a law (Public Law 109-2005) requiring all residents to show a  photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls. In addition, you must live in  your current precinct for at least 30 days if you plan to vote in that election.  To register for the first time or to update your registration information, you  will use the same registration form. If you move out of your precinct, you must  update your registration information. You can register to vote in Indiana by  following these simple steps.

 Things You’ll Need


  • Meet the criteria to register. You must be 18 years old on Election Day. You  must also be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana. You cannot be a convicted  felon serving time or on parole.


  • Print the online application or pick up an application at the County  Registration Office where you live or at the Indiana Election Division. There  are various other places across the state where you may pick up an application  or register in person.


  • Complete the form. Make sure to answer all required fields, be sure to use  blue or black ink and print clearly.


  • Provide a copy of a valid Indiana driver’s license or the last four digits of  your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these forms of  identification, check the “None” box. You will have to provide an acceptable  form of identification the first time you go to vote. Check online or call to  find out the alternative forms of identification that is  allowed.


  • Sign the form. The application to register to vote is not complete without a  valid signature.


  • Mail the completed, signed form in an envelope using a first class stamp to  your local County Registration Office. You can find this address on the  registration form, online at the website given below or call the toll free  hotline. You can also drop the application off in person.


  • Register at least 29 days prior to the election in which you want to  vote.


  • Receive a receipt from your county voter registration informing you whether  your registration application was accepted. This receipt will tell you where you  can vote. If your application was incomplete, you will be asked to provide the  missing information.


  • Call your local County Registration Office if you have any questions or if  you have not received confirmation within 30  days.


Tips &  Warnings

  • You must show a photo ID each time you cast your vote. This ID must meet four  criteria to be acceptable. It must display the voter’s photo, the voter’s name  (which must be the same as the voter registration record), display an expiration  date (either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last  General Election) and must be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S.  government. In most cases, an Indiana driver’s license, State ID card, U.S.  Passport, or Military ID is sufficient.


  • Do not fax this application.


  • Do not mail an original copy of your verification of identity.

  • Providing false information on the application is perjury. If convicted, the  penalty can be as much as $10,000, imprisonment for up to three years, or  both.




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