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Voter Information

Photo Identification Requirements to Vote

Indiana law requires residents to present a government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day. Your photo identification must meet all of the following four criteria to be acceptable for voting purposes:

  • Display your photo; AND
  • Display your name, and the name must conform to your voter registration record; AND
  • Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election; AND
  • Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.

The BMV offers identification cards for Indiana residents who do not drive. To obtain an identification card, you must visit a BMV branch and present the required documents of identification. To obtain a free identification card for voting purposes, you must visit a BMV branch with the required documentation and state that you need a free identification card for voting purposes.

How to Register to Vote

If you are an Indiana resident, you may register or get an application to register to vote at any time at a BMV branch or credential-issuing partner location when processing any type of transaction.

To vote in a primary or general election, you must be registered at least 29 days before that election. A mail-in voter registration application must be postmarked at least 29 days before that election. Some military voters and their family members can register until noon on Election Day.

Additional voter information can be found by visiting the Secretary of State's website.