With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in Indiana!

You have until November 2, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

Voting early in-person is available from October 6, 2020 to November 2, 2020. All registered Indiana voters are eligible to vote early in-person. Contact your County Clerk’s office to find locations and hours for early voting.

  • Remember, a valid photo ID is required to vote early in-person. You can find examples of acceptable photo IDs here.

Indiana traveling voting board information

  • Some voters are eligible to cast their vote through the use of the traveling board. The traveling board consists of two poll workers, one from each major party. The poll workers bring a ballot to your house; assist you in filling out your ballot, if needed; and return it to election officials to be counted.

  • You may be eligible to vote through the use of the traveling board if you are:

    • Experiencing illness or injury,

    • Caring for a person who will be confined at home on Election Day, or

    • A voter with a disability who’s polling place is not accessible.

  • In order to vote through the use of the traveling board, you must complete and submit a one-page application by noon on Monday, November 2, 2020 to your County Clerk’s office.

    • Click here to download the application to vote by traveling board.

Can you early vote by mail?

You may get an absentee ballot and vote by mail In Indiana if:

  • 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 (6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.).
  • 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 are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
  • 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 serious sex offender as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
  • You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.

In order to vote by mail, you must complete and submit a one-page application before or on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:59pm to your County Clerk’s office.

Click here to download the application to vote by mail.

What about on election day?

ID requirements

Indiana voters must provide their Indiana driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

To register in Indiana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election;
  • be at least 18 years old by the next general election;
  • not currently be incarcerated for a felony.

Can I register online?

Indiana voters must include their Indiana driver's license number or state ID number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here

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