You can vote early at any Voting Center beginning October 6th. You can find the Early Voting Locations for your county here.
Day of Voting
Voters can vote at any polling place open on Election Day, November 3, 2020 from 6am – 6pm. The 2020 Election Polling locations can be found here. For assistance finding your voting location, or any other questions, call our office at 317-926-1660.
Absentee Voting Eligibility
The pandemic is not an eligible reason to vote absentee in Indiana. Allowable reasons a voter can request an absentee ballot include:
- Have a disability
- Will be out of the county on Election Day
- Caring for or confined to a residence, a health care facility, or a hospital due to illness or injury
- Age 65 or older
- Scheduled to work the entire 12-hour duration the polls are open on election day
- Member of the military or a public safety office
- Serving as a poll worker
- Lack transportation to get to the polls
Step 1: Request your Absentee Ballot
Request an absentee-by-mail ballot (ABS-MAIL ballot) at indianavoters.in.gov. You can fill out the form online and mail, email, fax, or hand-deliver it to your appropriate county. The deadline to submit an absentee application request is October 22, 2020 by 11:59 PM. Try to request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.
You can mail or hand-deliver your completed document to Marion County:
Marion Co. Election Board
3737 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Or to your appropriate county found on the back of your Absentee Ballot Application.
Step 2: Submitting your Absentee Ballot
Absentee-by-Mail Voting return: After receiving a ballot in the mail, the voter should complete their ballot and return it in the provided envelope. The return envelope MUST be signed by the voter. Due to mail delays, it is recommended to mail the completed ballot by October 22, 2020.
After October 22, 2020, you should hand-deliver your ballot to an early voting location or election day voting center (vote.indy.gov/Vote-Centers). Make sure it is delivered to one of these locations by noon on November 3, 2020.
Voters that hand deliver their absentee ballots before noon on November 3, 2020 should:
- Skip the voting line and approach the election clerk’s table.
- An election Inspector will confirm the ballot is the voter’s ballot.
- If you are hand delivering someone else’s ballot, you MUST file out an ABS-19 formand you must be in one of the approved categories listed on the back of the ABS-19 form. Otherwise, we cannot accept the ballot. The approved categories include family member, caregiver, member of the individual’s household, attorney in fact, USPS and bonded courier. “Family member” is defined as an individual listed in IC 3-6-6-7(4) in relation to the voter, those who qualify are listed on the ABS-19
- Keep in mind that voters always have the option to surrender their absentee ballot and vote in person at any point on Election Day.
Voters who hand deliver their absentee ballot after noon on November 3, 2020 should:
- Surrender their absentee ballot and vote a traditional in-person ballot.
- Please note: Absentee mail-ballots received after 12:00 p.m. cannot be accepted for absentee ballot counting by the Marion County Election Board.
Voters who arrive with an absentee ballot that is not their own should:
- Know that only people on the following list may deliver a voted absentee ballot: family member, caregiver, member of the voter’s household, attorney in fact, US Postal Service worker, or bonded courier.
- If the voter with an absentee ballot that is not their own is someone from the approved list, the voter must fill out the ABS-19 form for each ballot the voter delivers for the poll workers to accept the ballot(s).
Voters who arrive and state that they never received their absentee ballot in the mail should:
- Fill out a PRE-5 formand proceed to vote in person.
Voters that mailed in their ballot, but are not sure if the election board received their ballot on time, are unable to vote in person. Voters that have returned their ballots by mail are unable to vote in person.
Step 3: Tracking your Absentee Ballot
To ensure your vote is counted, track your ballot as it’s being counted. Go to indianavoters.in.gov and click on “Vote By Mail,” then “Visit My Voter Portal.”
Once in the Portal, you can find your absentee ballot information and are able to track it through the clerk’s office receiving your application, the date your ballot was mailed to you, and the date the clerk’s office received your completed ballot and entered it in the system.