Problems or Inaccessibility at the Polls

The Polling Place is not accessible

You have the right to an accessible polling location and resources. If voting is inaccessible to you…

  • Call Indiana Disability Right’s Voting Hotline: 800-622-4845
  • Call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687- 8683)
    • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
    • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287)
    • Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683
    • ASL Hotline (NAD): 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)

 

Find and contact your local Protection & Advocacy system: Indiana Disability Rights. They will be able to ensure barriers will be removed in the future.

 

The poll worker says my name is not on the list of registered voters

You as a voter are entitled to a provision ballot, even if you aren’t in the poll book. After Election Day, election officials must investigate whether you are qualified to vote and registered. If you are qualified and registered, they will count your provisional ballot.

What to do…

  • Ask the poll worker to double check for your name on the list of registered voters. Make sure to spell your name out for the poll worker.
  • If your name is not on the list, ask if there is a supplemental list of voters.
  • If the poll worker still cannot find your name, confirm that you are at the correct polling place:
    • Request that the poll workers check a statewide system (if one is available) to see if you are registered to vote at a different polling place.
    • If the poll worker does not have access to a statewide system, ask them to call the main election office.
    • You can also call 1-866-OUR-VOTE and ask for help verifying your proper polling place.
    • If you are registered at a different location, in most instances you will have to travel to that location to cast a regular ballot.
  • If the poll worker still cannot find your name or if you cannot travel to the correct polling place, ask for a provisional ballot.