With elections coming up, we want to make it as easy as possible to cast your vote! Our goal is to increase voter registration, voter turnout and knowledge on the process. To do that, we’ve compiled a list of resources and information on registering and casting your vote.
Important Voter Registration Dates
- Online registration deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
- Register by mail deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
- In person registration deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
- September 19th – NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
- Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot in Marion County: Thursday, October 26
Mark Your Calendars: The last day to register to vote in Indiana is October 10, 2023.
ELECTION DAY – NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Voting at John Boner Neighborhood Centers (2236 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)
Voter Registration Resources
In order to vote on election day, or with an absentee ballot, you must be registered to vote. You are not automatically registered and must register 29 days prior to election day.
You can register to vote if:
- You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
- You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
- You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
- You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election.
Online: You can register to vote on Indiana’s election website. You will need either a valid Indiana driver’s license or an Indiana state identification card, with your current name and address.
In person: You can register to vote at:
- Marion County Board of Voters Registration
- Branches of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- Township Trustee Offices
- Indianapolis/Marion County Public Library branches
- Candidates and campaigns generally pay close attention to communities with high voter registration and turnout rates. This is reected in more frequent candidate appearances and campaign contacts, including campaign literature, reminders to vote, etc.
- A registered voter is a likely voter. Typically, more than eight of ten registered voters turn out to vote in a presidential election. Because voting is habit forming, helping someone register and reminding them to vote in one election can dramatically increase the likelihood that they’ll vote in future elections.
- Want more reasons? Click here for a list of 7 reasons compiled by nonprofitvote.org.
Day-of Voting resources
Where to Vote
For a full list of all early voting locations, visit the election board website here.
In the state of Indiana, you have to bring an acceptable ID with a photo and printed expiration date. The following qualify as acceptable forms of identification:
- Indiana Driver’s License
- Indiana state-issued ID
- United States Passport
- State Public College ID with an expiration date
- Military or veteran’s ID
Find what’s on your ballot
To find out what’s on your ballot and learn about the candidates visit vote411.org.
If you are on parole, probation, or have fully completed your sentence, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.
You can vote absentee.
- If I am registered to vote in Indiana, I have the right to vote in this election.
- I have the right to vote by myself or with help and I can select who I want to assist me.
- Even if I have a conservator, I may vote unless a court specifically said I cannot.
- I have the right to vote the way I want.
- I have the right to get help if someone tries to stop me from voting.
- I have the right to be shown how to make my choices on my ballot.
- If I am waiting in line when the poll closes, I must be allowed to vote.
- The site should have clearly marked, accessible parking.
- If the main entrance is not accessible, there must be a clearly marked accessible entrance.
- One must be able to enter the site without difficulty.
- The path from the entrance to the voting area should be level and clear of obstacles.
- At least one voting machine should be accessible to people with disabilities.
- Accommodations should be available to allow individuals with blindness or low vision to cast their vote privately.
- Wheelchair users or individuals who cannot stand for long periods of time should be accommodated to be allowed to sit while voting.
- If assistance is needed to vote, one must be allowed to designate a person to assist, provided that person is not your employer or union representative.