All registered voters who would like to vote by mail in Indiana for the 2020 General Election must complete an application by Thursday, October 22. You can apply online, or download the application at The Indiana Voters website. You must re-apply for an absentee ballot for each election.
All absentee ballots must be received by the Election Board by noon on Tuesday, November 3.
Alternatively, you can drop off your mail-in ballot in person to the Marion County Election Board office at 200 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 and the Election Board Service Center, 3737 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46219 now through Election Day. You can also drop off your completed ballot at these Early Voting locations on the following dates:
Where to Drop off Your Absentee Ballot From October 6 to November 2:
Where to Drop off Your Absentee Ballot From October 24 to November 1:
Haven’t received your absentee ballot that you requested more than two weeks ago?
Do the following if you want your ballot reissued, or want to vote in-person instead:
Registered voters who are unable to vote in person at their polling place can receive a ballot by mail. First, registered voters must apply to vote by mail. If the application is approved, absentee voting staff will print, initial, prepare your envelope, and mail your ballot. When voters receive their ballot, they should double-check that the precinct is correct and that there are two sets of initials on the ballot. After casting their vote, they mail or return their ballot in person to have their vote counted.
Listed below are instructions to help you apply for your mail-in ballot online or on paper, and to be sure your ballot is correctly completed, signed, and returned in time to be counted.
Section 1. Information of Absentee Ballot Applicant
Section 2. Absentee Ballot Mailing Address
Section 3. Primary Election Only
Section 4. Reason to Vote by Absentee Mail
Section 6. Information of Individual Assisting Absentee Ballot Application
Thursday, October 22 by 11:59 PM is the deadline for the Election Board to receive a voter’s application to vote absentee by mail in the General Election.
If your application is approved, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. You can preview your ballot and learn more about the candidates on the Indiana Voters website.
When you receive your ballot, check to make sure your precinct is correct , and that ballot has two sets of initials. Your precinct can be found your Voter Profile on the Indiana Voters website. You can then cast your vote, sign the envelope and return your absentee ballot to the Marion County Election Board office at 200 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 by noon on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). Applications and ballots postmarked by the deadline, but received after the deadline cannot be processed.
Signed absentee ballots can only be returned by:
The individual delivering the completed and signed ballot must complete the ABS-19 affidavit.
If your ballot doesn’t have two sets of initials, and/or doesn’t show your assigned voting precinct, your vote will not be counted. To make sure your vote is counted, please return the defective ballot as soon as possible. To do this, you can:
For the 2020 General Election, there have been a lot of questions about absentee voting. Here are answers to the most common questions.