How to Vote Early in Indiana
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, your local polling place will be open for you to cast your ballot from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, if you would like to vote early, you have three options. Read the descriptions below to decide which option is the best for you.
Remember, each person may vote only one time in each election.
Voting early in-person is available from April 4, 2023 to May 1, 2023 at 12:00pm. All registered Indiana voters are eligible to vote early in-person. Contact your County Clerk’s office to find locations and hours for early voting.
Remember, a valid photo ID is required to vote early in-person. You can find examples of acceptable photo IDs here.
Some voters that meet the absentee-by-mail requirements are eligible to cast their ballot by mail in the General Election. In order to vote by mail, you must complete and submit a one-page application before or on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 11:59pm to your County Clerk’s office.
3. Travel Board
Some voters are eligible to cast their vote through the use of the travel board. The travel board consists of two poll workers, one from each major party. The poll workers bring a ballot to your house; assist you in filling out your ballot, if needed; and return it to election officials to be counted.
You may be eligible to vote through the use of the travel board if you are:
Experiencing illness or injury,
Caring for a person who will be confined at home on Election Day, or
A voter with a disability who’s polling place is not accessible.
In order to vote through the use of the travel board, you must complete and submit a one-page application by noon on Monday, May 1, 2023 to your County Clerk’s office.
Click here to download the application to vote by travel board.
Options for Voters with Print Disabilities
In addition to the ways everyone can vote (which are listed above), voters with print disabilities have additional options for casting their ballots. A “voter with print disabilities” is a voter who is unable to independently mark a paper ballot or ballot card due to blindness, low vision, or a physical disability that limits manual dexterity. In short, a voter with a print disability cannot physically mark their ballot without assistance.
To permit voters with print disabilities to vote privately and independently, the law provides that they may vote absentee by email or fax, regardless of whether they can go to the polls on Election Day. To vote absentee by email or fax, a voter with a print disability must apply for an email or fax ballot and provide all required information. It is beneficial to apply early so the voter has plenty of time to receive their ballot, complete it, and return it to be counted before polls close.
Absentee voting begins on October 12. It is important to apply for a ballot as soon as possible. The application can be accessed by logging into the Voter Portal and clicking the link to “Voter With Print Disabilities.” Alternatively, a voter with a print disability can complete and submit a PDF version of the form. Click here for a copy of the PDF version.
Voters with print disabilities who wish to vote by a mail-in absentee ballot may obtain assistance in completing and returning their ballot from any person of their choice, as long as that person is not the voter’s employer, an officer of the voter’s union, or a representative of the voter’s union.