Indiana Voter Registration You have the right to vote in Indiana if: You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general or municipal election; and You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and You are registered to vote. Register to Vote by Mail or In Person To register to vote or update your current registration by mail or in person, you will need to complete and return the voter registration form 29 days prior to a primary or general election. Return the completed form to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division according to the registration deadline requirements. You also can apply in person at the voter registration or county clerk’s office, any DMV license branch or public assistance office. If you have not received a voter registration card or a notice from your county within about 30 days, call your county voter registration office. You can check your voter registration and polling location at any time at www.indianavoters.com/ or by calling 1866-IN-1-VOTE. Does the state accept the National Mail Registration Form? Yes. Voter Registration Deadlines Indiana’s voter registration deadline is the 29th day before an election for mailed applications—this year, that is Oct. 9, 2012. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before Oct. 9. Applications submitted in person either by the voter or someone acting on the voter's behalf may be submitted until 5 p.m. on the 25th day before the election—this year, Oct. 13, 2012.
Do voter registration drives have a special deadline for ending registration? A completed application may be submitted in person on behalf of a voter (i.e., by a third party) until 5 p.m. on the 25th day before an election. Online Voter Registration Register to vote online by visiting www.indianavoters.com/. Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record. In addition to registering to vote online, www.indianavoters.com/ provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information and determine “Who's on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election. Student Residency Requirements Students may register and vote at their campus address if they consider that address their permanent residence. It is illegal to challenge a voter's registration on the basis of the voter being a student or living on a college campus. Third-Party Voter Registration Who can register voters? Do they have to be deputized? Anyone can register voters and turn in voter registration forms on their behalf. How can registration drives acquire large quantities of applications? The state board of elections provides forms for voter registration drives. Can people register using a photocopy of a blank application, rather than an original provided by an election official? Yes.
What data can voter registration drives take/note from a completed form before submitting it? The secretary of state’s office does not address this question. Contact the secretary of state’s office for more information. What fields, if any, can be pre-filled in on the application? The secretary of state’s office does not address this question. Contact the secretary of state’s office for more information. That office has instructions regarding assisting a voter in applying; a voter's signature must be his/her own. Can a voter registration drive photocopy an application after it's filled out? Yes.
How long can an application be held before it must be submitted? An application must be submitted within five days of being filled out. To whom do you return completed voter registration forms? Return completed forms to the voter's county voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division. How can voter registration drives compensate their staff? The secretary of state’s office does not address this question. Contact the secretary of state’s office for more information. What are the requirements for voter registration drives? The secretary of state’s office does not address this question. Contact the secretary of state’s office for more information. Contact Information for State and Local Agencies
Secretary of State 302 West Washington St. Room E-204 Indianapolis, Ind. 46204 firstname.lastname@example.org 317-232-3939 Local Election Officials What local election official(s) are in charge of major state-level elections (such as the even-year November general elections)? The Board of Elections (which exists only in larger counties) or the circuit court clerk is in charge of major state-level elections. Who is the county-level election official? The county circuit clerk or the Board of Elections serves as the county-level election official. Who is the municipal-level election official? There is no municipal-level election official. Contact information for local election authorities: https://indianavoters.in.gov/PublicSite/Public/FT1/PublicContactLookup.aspx Sources: Indiana Secretary of State’s Office Election Division (www.in.gov/sos/elections/index.htm); New Organizing Institute (http://elections.neworganizing.com/guide/IN)