How to Vote Early in Indiana
On Tuesday, November 7, 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 October 11, 2023 to November 6, 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 Monday, October 26, 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, November 6, 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 impairs manual dexterity. In other words, a voter with a print disability cannot physically mark their ballot without assistance.
To ensure that voters with print disabilities can vote privately and independently, the law provides that they have the option to use their own assistive technology to mark their ballot and return it through email. Interested voters can view a demonstration of the new voting option from the tool’s vendor, Democracy Live. If voters wish to try the new tool before committing to use in this election, they can practice with an online demonstration ballot. Practice users should input, “Sample” for first name, “Voter” for last name, “1/1/1999” for date of birth, and “Adams” for county.
To vote via this new option, voters must apply for an absentee ballot no later than Thursday, October 26, 2023. The absentee application can be accessed by logging into the Indiana Voter Portal and selecting “Voter With Print Disabilities.” Alternatively, voters with a print disability can complete and submit a PDF version of the absentee application. Once a completed application is received, the voter’s county clerk’s office will send the voter a link to complete and return their ballot by 6 p.m. local time on Election Day, November 7, 2023.