Indiana offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Indiana by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Indiana.
To register in Indiana you must:
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 of age on the day of the next general election
- not currently be imprisoned following a criminal conviction
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Online voter registration
- Indiana offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need an Indiana driver's license, ID card or learner's permit to use Indiana's online voter registration system. If you don't have an Indiana-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.
By-mail voter registration
Use the Indiana voter registration form
You can register to vote using the Indiana voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form by mail (or hand-deliver it) to your local election office.
Use the National Voter Registration Form
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 - ID Number: Your state voter ID number is your ten-digit Indiana-issued driver's license number. If you do not possess an Indiana driver's license then provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a Social Security number, then a voter ID number will be assigned to you. Please indicate which number was provided or write “none” if you do not have an Indiana driver’s license or Social Security number. (Indiana Code 3-7-13-13)
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Indiana does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
- Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form by mail (or hand-deliver it) to your local election office.
- If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. More information here.
In-person voter registration
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person registration and voting.
Election Day registration
Indiana does not offer registration on Election Day.
Get step-by-step help
If you’d like more help planning how to register, TurboVote can walk you through the process! They can also help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more.
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
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