En español | Indiana only allows some voters, including those age 65 and older, to vote absentee-by-mail. But anyone can cast an absentee ballot in person during an election’s early voting period.
Indiana’s 2022 midterms decided races for seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state Legislature and other offices. The next statewide election is in 2024, with some cities, including Indianapolis, holding municipal elections in 2023.
The state’s 2021 redistricting plan has redrawn certain boundaries of state legislative and U.S. congressional districts.
Register online, by mail or in person:
Check your registration status at Indiana's voter information portal.
Any registered voter can fill out an absentee ballot in person. But you’ll need to be 65 or older or have another approved reason, such as a disability, observance of a religious holiday or a work obligation, to vote absentee-by-mail.
You’ll need to reapply for a ballot before every election and can do so online, by mail, via email or in person:
To return your ballot, seal it in the ballot envelope that was sent to you, sign the envelope on the signature line and place it in the mail, no postage necessary, by the deadline listed at the state’s voter portal.
Track the status of your absentee ballot through the portal as well.
Yes, any Indiana voter can fill out an absentee ballot in person at their circuit court clerk’s office or satellite location. Times and locations may vary by county. More information will be made available at the voter portal before any upcoming elections.
Use the state’s voter portal or contact your county election board to find a polling place near you.
Yes, you’ll need to present a government-issued photo ID before you cast a ballot, unless you have a religious objection to being photographed or live in a state-licensed facility that also serves as your polling place, like a nursing home. The secretary of state’s website has more information about how to claim photo ID exemption.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Nov. 9, 2022, with more information about how to vote in Indiana. The guide was first published on July 28, 2020.
This story is provided by AARP Indiana. Visit the AARP Indiana page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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