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Indiana Absentte Ballot Process

If you wish to have your absentee ballot sent to you by mail or delivered to you by a traveling board, you must be at least one of the following:

  • Having a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from your county of residence on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • An election official
  • Confined on Election Day due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • A voter with disabilities
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Caretaker of an individual(s) confined to a private residence due to illness or injury and prevented from voting during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Scheduled to work for the entire 12 hours that the poll is open
  • Prevented from voting due to observing a religious discipline or holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Participating in the address confidentiality program
  • Are a member of the military or public safety officer
  • Are a "serious sex offender"
  • Are prevented from voting due to not having transportation to the polls

If you are eligible to vote absentee, you must fill out the absentee voting application. You must submit your application for an absentee ballot at least eight days before the election. If you are a confined voter or a voter caring for a confined individual, there are other deadlines and requirements that apply.

If you vote absentee by mail you are not requird to show a photo ID.

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