INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/WLFI) — Early voting for the November election starts Wednesday in Indiana.
County clerks around the state are encouraging early voting as they expect this to be a historic election.
Anyone can vote early in person, but there are some requirements to meet if you want to vote early by mail.
You’ll need to register for an absentee ballot and mail it to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31. Click here for the absentee form.
You also must meet at least one of these requirements to vote absentee:
- 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 a.m. until 6 p.m.).
- 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.
You aren’t required to show ID when voting early by mail, but you must have a state-issued Indiana ID or federal ID with you if you’re voting early in person.