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Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 General Election
Absentee ballots requests can begin to be submitted for the November 2020 General Election on June 16, 2020.
NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com.
To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is October 22, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time.
- All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day. (
- In order to vote absentee-by-mail in the November 3, 2020 election, one of the following must apply (No reason is required to be marked or included when applying for a vote-by-mail ballot in the June 2, 2020, primary election pursuant to IEC Order 2020-37):
- You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
- You have a disability.
- You are at least 65 years of age.
- You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
- You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
- You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
- You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
- You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
- You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
- You are a "serious sex offender" as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
- You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
Note:Voters voting absentee-by-mail are NOT required to show photo ID.
- In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:
- The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
- The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.
- The voter is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.
- The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot.
- Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.
Absentee ballot applications and forms
- ABS-MAIL: Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only | En Español
- County email addresses to send in an application for a general election ballot
- ABS-IN PERSON Application for In-Person Absentee Ballot | En Español
- ABS-TRAVELING BOARD
- 2020 Military and Overseas Voter Guide
- Absentee Voter's Bill of Rights