Welcome Indiana voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
May 8 April 9 (postmarked) April 9 April 9 No


General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No


Online Voter Registration

Yes, Indiana has Online Voter Registration. Need a signature in drivers’ license or ID database. You can register online here.

Voter ID

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter


Indiana has strict photo ID requirements.

An photo ID must meet four criteria to be acceptable for voting purposes in the state of Indiana:

  1. Displays your photo
  2. Displays your name
  3. Displays an expiration date (current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election)
  4. Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. Government.

In most cases, a Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. Passport is sufficient.


Indiana does not have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail.

Early Voting

Indiana has in-person early voting. Early voting begins 28 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting) and ends 12:00 p.m. on the day prior to Election Day. Early voting is located at County Election Board Offices. More information early voting is available here.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Indiana has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

No specific provision. Contact your state election officials for details.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018


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