What You Need to Know to Vote in the 2020 General Election

Marion County voters: Explore your voting options. Find out when you can vote, what you need to bring with you, and how to stay safe and secure at the polls. Learn more about voter registration, absentee and early voting, voter safety mandates, and polling locations. And get answers to your frequently asked questions.

Election Dates and Deadlines

These are the key dates and deadlines for the 2020 Election:

●  October 5: Voter Registration ends

●  October 6: Early Voting opens

●  October 22: Absentee Voting Applications due

●  November 2: Early Voting ends

●  November 3: Election Day, mail-in ballots due by noon

Early Voting

Early voting at the Indianapolis City-County Building opens on Tuesday, October 6, and ends on Monday, November 2. Additional early voting locations are open October 24–November 1. All voters wishing to vote early must be registered, wear a mask, and bring a valid photo ID. Click below to learn more or find your early voting location

Vote-by-Mail

Voters who meet certain conditions will be able to vote by mail.

To vote by mail in the 2020 Election, you must complete and return an application by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 22. Once you receive your absentee ballot, it must be marked, signed, and returned by noon on Tuesday, November 3 to be counted. To return your ballot, you can mail it back in, or drop it off to the Marion County Election Board office at 200 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or the Service Center at 3737 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46201.

Please note: If you have a defective or spoiled ballot, please call the Election Board office at 317-327-2051. You will also need to download this form to properly surrender your ballot and request a replacement.

In-Person Voting

Registered Marion County voters can cast their vote at any IndyVotes center. Click below to see the full vote center plan or use the map on this page to find the polling location closest to you.

See Who’s On Your Ballot

You can see your sample ballot and learn about candidates on the Indiana Voters website.

Voter Registration

Voter registration ended on October 5.


Find A Vote Center: Now vote at any IndyVOTES Location

Marion County voters can cast their vote at any of the Vote Centers in the county, shown on the map below. You can also view a table of vote centers here, download the list by clicking below, or watch a short video on how our new technology works.

Where to Vote Early

IndyVOTES technology allows Marion County voters flexibility on where they cast their ballot. Early voting is available at the Indianapolis City-County Building from October 6 to November 2. Additional Early Vote Centers will open on Tuesday, October 24 and close Monday, November 1. Follow the links below to find locations and hours for each of the Early Vote Centers.

Where to Vote From October 6 to November 2:

Where to Vote From October 24 to November 1:

View additional IndyVOTES Center locations

Click below to see or download a list of all Vote Centers in Marion County, or to download the full Vote Center Plan approved by the bipartisan Marion County Election Board on August 26, 2020.


Voting safeguards

Learn about some of the measures Marion County has taken to ensure IndyVOTES securely.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to the most common questions about registration, absentee voting, early voting, election day, and more.