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Vote by mail: How to get your absentee ballot

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 14:08:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS – If you want to vote absentee for November’s general election, it might be a little tougher than it was for the primary election.

For the primary, the state approved no-excuse absentee but that hasn’t happened yet for the general election.

In order to vote absentee, one of the following must apply to you:

  • You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
  • You have a disability.
  • You are at least 65 years of age.
  • You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
  • You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
  • You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
  • You are a "serious sex offender" as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
  • You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.

To begin the process of absentee voting, log in to your voter portal on IndianaVoters.com, then choose an absentee ballot option.

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