News and Headlines

Actions

Election Day is 1 week away; what you need to know to vote

Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 01, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- We're just one week away from electing the next president of the United States.

If you want to avoid lines at the polls, you can vote early. The last day of early voting is Monday, November 7, from 8 a.m. until noon. Anyone who is registered can vote early.

On election day, Tuesday, November 8, polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To make sure you're able to cast your ballot, we've compiled all the information and resources you need on Election Day:

You will need a photo ID to vote. The photo ID must display your photo, your name, an expiration date, and be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.

According to the Indiana Secretary of State’s website, in most cases, an Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. passport is sufficient.

An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or Veterans Administration), or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that it has an “Indefinite” expiration date.

If you are unable or unwilling to present ID meeting these requirements, you can cast a provisional ballot. If you do that, you have until noon 10 days after the election to follow up with the county election board and either provide the necessary documents or affirm one of the law’s exemptions applies to you.

If you do not have an ID that meets voting requirements, law requires the BMV to issue an Indiana State ID card for free. You may contact the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 1-866-IN-1-VOTE or the BMV at 1-888-692-6841.