In Indiana, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.
Vote Early In Person
All voters are eligible to vote early in person,no excuse is needed.
You can vote early in person at your County Elections office beginning 29 days prior to Election Day.
A complete list of County Elections offices is available here.
Vote Early By Mail
In order to be eligible for early voting by mail, you must fall into any one of the following categories:
- 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
If you qualify, submit an absentee ballot application to your County Elections office.
Once you have completed your absentee ballot, you must return it so that your County Elections office receives it by October 29, 2012. To ensure that you are able to return your absentee ballot on time, make sure to submit your application as soon as possible. You may also return your application in person by noon prior to Election Day.
Once you have completed ballot your absentee ballot, it must be returned in time for your County Elections office to receive it by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. However, if you live in a county that conducts a central count of ballots, your ballot must be received by noon on Election Day.