For an overview of how to vote absentee-by-mail, please download our absentee voter guide and our how to absentee vote-by-mail form.
To vote absentee by mail, you must first apply and indicate a reason for your request. Applications are available by calling the Marion County Election Board at 317-327-5100, visiting the office during regular business hours or by downloading a request form.
Absentee applications must be submitted in every election a person wants to vote by mail; applications are not kept on file for civilian voters.
Please pay close attention and complete the application fully. The application asks for general information about you, including the address where you are registered to vote. The registration address on the application must match the address in the voter registration system. (If you have moved or changed your name since you last registered to vote, it’s your responsibility to update this information with your local Board of Voters Registration.) You can include a mailing address, if you need the absentee ballot mailed to a different address than where you are registered to vote.
You do not need to include a copy of your photo ID to vote-by-mail, but all vote-by-mail requests must have one of the state-approved reasons marked on the application. If you do not mark a reason, you will receive a notification letter and new application to complete and submit. There are a few reasons permitted to request an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail in Indiana:
Please make sure to sign and date the application. If your signature is missing, you will receive a notification letter and new application to complete and submit.
Applications to vote by mail for the 2018 Primary Election will be accepted through 11:59PM, Monday, April 30, 2018. The deadline to return an absentee ballot is 12PM (NOON), Election Day, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Applications and ballots postmarked by their respective deadlines but received by the Election Board after the deadline date cannot be processed.
Here are the ways Marion County voters can submit their absentee application before the deadline:
If you take custody of a person's absentee application, you must include the date you accepted the document underneath the signature line of the form (there is a space indicated for you). Absentee applications must be returned to the Election Board by noon, ten days or the absentee application deadline, whichever occurs first.
Questions? Please call our office at (317) 327-5100 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org