GUIDE: What you need to know to vote Indiana

GUIDE: What you need to know to vote Indiana
Posted at 4:31 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 09:47:08-04

Indiana's primary election will play a significant role this year like no other time in recent history.

Polls opened Tuesday at 6 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. Election results will be posted at once the polls close. 


To make sure you're able to cast your ballot, we've compiled all the information and resources you need on Election Day:

You will need a photo ID to vote. The photo ID must display your photo, your name, an expiration date, and be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.

According to the Indiana Secretary of State’s website, in most cases, an Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. passport is sufficient.

An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or Veterans Administration), or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that it has an “Indefinite” expiration date.

If you are unable or unwilling to present ID meeting these requirements, you can cast a provisional ballot. If you do that, you have until noon 10 days after the election to follow up with the county election board and either provide the necessary documents or affirm one of the law’s exemptions applies to you.

If you do not have an ID that meets voting requirements, law requires the BMV to issue an Indiana State ID card for free. You may contact the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 1-866-IN-1-VOTE or the BMV at 1-888-692-6841.