NOBLESVILLE (WISH) — Monday, Oct. 5 is the final day to register to vote in Indiana. There are online, in-person and mail-in options for people who still need to get registered.
The Indiana voter registration application can be found online at the Indiana Voters website. People with a driver’s license or state-issued ID can also quickly register to vote online at IndianaVoters.Gov and be registered within minutes.
Voters can also go in person during business hours on Monday to their county clerk’s office or to the BMV if they’re making a credentialed transaction. If people don’t have a state-issued ID, they can still register using the last 4 digits of their social security number.
The final choice is for voters to mail a registration application to their county clerk’s office or the State of Indiana Election Division, however, it has to be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 5.
Indiana Election Division:
- Election Division
Office of the Secretary of State
302 West Washington Street, Room E-204
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2743
Early voting starts on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Indiana, and already in Hamilton County, there have been a lot of people taking advantage of this American right, for the first time.
“For our office to hear people call in, be 60 years and have never voted or be 30 years old and never voted it is kind of shocking! But all of a sudden this year we are having that and we are having people who have never voted in their life that want to vote,” said Beth Sheller, the Hamilton County election administrator. “It is one of the most important things you can do and it is so easy. It is so easy to get registered in Indiana and we have all of these options to vote by mail, early vote, there is no excuse not to be able to vote in Indiana.”
You have the right to vote in Indiana if:
- You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
- You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
- You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
- You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
- You are registered to vote.
Indiana residents have until the end of the business day on Monday if they are registering in-person and until 11:59 p.m. on Monday to register online.
Are you a last-minute person? The clock is ticking for Indiana residents who haven’t completed voter registration yet.
The deadline to register to vote in the May 8 primary election is Monday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration can be done online, in person or by mail. You need to provide verified information including your Indiana driver’s license or identification card number.
To register online:
Visit http://indianavoters.com or https://indianavoters.in.gov/ OR
Text “Indiana” (without quotations marks) to 2VOTE (28683). You’ll receive a link to a page where voter registration can be completed using a compatible mobile device.
To register in person or by mail:
Visit your local Indiana BMV license branch OR
Fill out the Indiana Voter Registration Application (Form VRG-7) or County Voter Registration Application (Form VRG-11). Both forms can be found on the Indiana Election Division website. Mail or bring the completed form to your county voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division.
Indiana residents are eligible to vote if the following requirements are met:
United States citizen
At least 18 years old on or before the election date
Resident of voting precinct for at least 30 days prior to election
Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction (voting rights are restored upon prison release; re-registration is required)
Eligible voters will receive a “voter registration acknowledgement card” by mail. Contact the county voter registration office if you don’t receive your card within 30 days of completing the registration process.
You can check your registration status and find polling locations online or by calling 866-IN-1-VOTE (866-461-8683).