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Know Your Rights at the Polls

Knowing your rights at the polls is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare to vote in the upcoming election.

The Indiana Secretary of State's Office has produced a document
called the Voter's Bill of Rights, which explains what Hoosiers can expect when they go to the polls.
Take a look at the full Voter's Bill of Rights or read our quick guide below. You can also download our:

Quick Guide to Your Rights as an Indiana Voter

  • You have the right to vote privately and independently.

  • You have the right to vote, even if you have a guardian.

  • You have the right to assistance to vote, if you would like.

    • Assistance must be requested before you enter the voting booth.

    • You may receive assistance from poll workers or a family member, friend, or other person of your choosing.

    • You may not receive assistance from your boss or union representative.

  • You have the right to an accessible polling location. All locations must have at least one accessible voting machine and the facility, including entrances and pathways, must be accessible.

  • You have the right to vote absentee. Read more about absentee voting here, also known as voting early.

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Polls will be open from 6 am to 6 pm, local time.  A valid photo ID is required to vote in-person: early and/or on Election Day. Click here to see examples of acceptable photo IDs.