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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

myBMV > Voter Information Voter Information

Indiana residents may register to vote at a license branch or credential-issuing partner location when processing any type of credential transaction..

You may register to vote at any time, however, to vote in a primary or general election, you must be registered at least 29 days before that election. A mail-in voter registration application must be postmarked at least 29 days before that election. Some military voters and their family members can register until noon on election day.

Some of Indiana's document requirements include birth certificates or other pieces of identification available from state or county offices of vital records.

Additional voter information can be found by visiting the Secretary of State's website below.


Photo Identification To Vote

Indiana law requires residents to present a government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day. Your photo identification must meet all of the following four criteria to be acceptable for voting purposes:

  • Display your photo; AND
  • Display your name, and the name must conform to your voter registration record; AND
  • Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election; AND
  • Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.

The BMV offers identification cards for Indiana residents who do not drive. To obtain an identification card, you must visit a license branch and present the required documents of identification. To obtain a free identification card for voting purposes, you must visit a license branch with the requirement documentation and state that you need a free identification card for voting purposes.