Make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote in the 2023 local elections.
- October 10, 2023: Deadline to register to vote or update your registration for the 2023 local elections.
- October 11, 2023: First day of early voting in-person.
- October 26, 2023: Application deadline for voting absentee by mail. Mail-in ballots must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- November 7, 2023: Election Day! Polls will be open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., local time.
If you are registering with an alternative accepted ID other than a state-issued license, you can register here.
WHO CAN VOTE IN INDIANA?
To vote in Indiana, an individual must be a citizen of the U.S. who will be least 18 years of age at the time of the next general, municipal or special election (November 7, 2023). The voter must have resided in their precinct for 30 days prior to the next general, municipal or special election.
There are many misconceptions surrounding who can and cannot vote in the state of Indiana, leading to suppressed voter turnout for certain groups that do have the right to vote.
People who have been Previously Incarcerated
Recently Naturalized Citizens
Individuals with Disabilities
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS
Accepted photo identification is as follows:
State of Indiana identification with the voter’s name, photograph, and an expiration date that is current or expired after the most recent general election (November 8, 2022)
U.S. government identification that meets the above criteria
Student ID from a public institution in Indiana that meets the above criteria
Military ID (need not include an expiration date)
Voters may also submit an application for a free photo ID at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The Secretary of State provides further information.
MAKE YOUR VOTING PLAN
Make sure you have a voting plan! Outline how you’ll participate in the November 7, 2023 election. Your vote plan should include:
- How you’re voting — early in-person at a satellite location, absentee by mail, or in-person on Election Day.
- Voting early in-person is available from October 11, 2023 to November 6, 2023. All registered Indiana voters are eligible to vote early in-person. Contact your County Clerk’s office to find locations and hours for early voting. Remember, a valid photo ID is required to vote early in-person.
Some voters that meet the absentee-by-mail requirements are eligible to cast their ballot by mail in the General Election. In order to vote by mail, you must complete and submit a one-page application before or on October 26, 2023 at 11:59pm to your County Clerk’s office. For voters who are planning to vote absentee by mail, make sure your absentee ballot is complete, and that you sign the outside of the absentee envelope before returning it. Click here to download the application to vote by mail.
On Election Day (Tuesday, November 7, 2023), your local polling place will be open for you to cast your ballot from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find your county's vote centers here. Vote centers offer flexibility and convenience to voters, by allowing them to cast a ballot at any county location of their choosing on Election Day.
- The location you’ll vote if you opt to vote early at a satellite location or in-person on Election Day.
- Any important deadlines associated with the way in which you plan to cast your vote.
If you are voting in Marion County, you can check your polling location wait time here.
Learn more about your voting rights on Election Day
If you are interested in working at the polls on election day, contact your county clerk here.