Your Marion County Election Day Toolkit

It’s election season once again. Clear, concise, and coordinated communication from community leaders proved to be a valuable asset in the last election. As we ramp up for the 2022 Primary Election in May, we are asking for your help to circulate important election information.

To help you effectively communicate all of the important information regarding the election, we’ve created this digital toolkit. Here, you’ll find materials to use for social media, email communication, deadlines, answers to frequently asked questions, and more—all vetted for accuracy and approved by the Marion County Election Board.

Primary Election Day

May 3, 2022 is Election Day for this year’s Primary Election. As in past years, registered Marion County voters will be able to cast their ballot in-person at any one of several vote centers throughout the county.

Click here to view the Marion County vote centers.


Your Absentee Ballot

Residents interested in voting by mail must apply for an absentee ballot in order to receive one. To see if you qualify and to apply, registered Marion County voters should complete an application at vote.indy.gov. You must apply to vote by mail before April 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Still haven’t received your absentee application? Click here to complete an application to request a ballot by April 21, 2022.

Don’t wait, know the dates!

After you’ve completed your absentee ballot application, you will receive your absentee ballot in the mail. It takes less than five minutes to complete. There are four simple steps to ensuring you complete and return your ballot before the May 3, 2022 deadline for it to be counted in the election:

1. Complete the ballot entirely. Check the back of the ballot for candidates and two sets of initials.

2. Place the ballot back in the ABS-6 return envelope (the envelope with the yellow highlighted section).

3. Sign the return envelope—ballots must be signed to be counted.

4. Place the signed envelop in the mail.

The United States Postal Service recommends allowing 14 days for a ballot’s return trip from your mailbox to the Marion County Election Board office. To be counted in the election, completed, signed absentee ballots must be received by May 3, 2022 by 6 p.m.

If you are unsure if your ballot will get mailed back in time, 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:

Drop off Your Absentee Ballot From April 5 to May 2:

Drop off Your Absentee Ballot at any Early Voting Location April 23 to May 1:

Any vote center on Election Day.

Make a plan and get it done!

Early voting at the Indianapolis City-County Building opens on Tuesday, April 5, and ends on Monday, May 2. Additional early voting locations are open April 23–May 1. Registered voters can bring a valid photo ID and cast their votes early. Click on the links above for additional information on any of the early voting locations.

Social Media Materials

Use these approved items to help communicate absentee voting changes to followers in Use these approved items to help communicate important messages about voting in the 2022 Primary Election to followers in all your social media channels. Click on the image, and then right click to save. We also encourage you to use the hashtag #IndyVotes in any social media promotion.

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For use before April 21, 2022:

  • Voting by mail is an easy way to vote in the 2022 Primary Election. Voters who meet certain conditions will be able to cast an absentee ballot, but only if you apply by April 21 to receive one. Visit the Marion County Election Board’s website to learn more. https://vote.indy.gov/
  • Dates and deadlines: Don’t wait until the last minute to apply to vote by mail! See if you qualify and request your absentee ballot today at indianavoters.in.gov. All absentee ballot requests must be received before 11:59 p.m. on April 21. ⏳

For use before May 1, 2020:

  • Returning your completed ballot by mail? Don’t wait. Ballots must be received by May 3, 2022 by 6 p.m. #IndyVotes   📬
  • Delivering your completed mail-in ballot in person? Your absentee ballot must be dropped off at an Election Board office, early voting location, or any vote center on May 3, 2022 by 6 p.m. #IndyVotes ✅

For April 23 through May 3, 2020:

  • Do you know where and when you’re going to vote in the 2022 Primary Election? Make sure your vote counts by making a vote plan and seeing it through. Learn more: vote.indy.gov. #IndyVotes 🗳️
  • Vote early and get it done! You can cast your vote at any one of nine early voting locations around the county. Find the most convenient location and cast your ballot. Learn more: vote.indy.gov. #IndyVotes ✅
  • You have one chance to count your vote in the 2022 Primary Election, which means it’s important to know where and how to vote. Make your vote plan, today! Learn more: vote.indy.gov. #IndyVotes ✅
  • Watch the clock! Before you drop your ballot in the mail, please make sure you’ve allowed at least 14 days for it to make its return trip. If you’re afraid your ballot won’t be received in time, we encourage you to drop it off at a vote center on Election Day. ⏳
  • Be prepared! Marion County uses technology that makes it easy and secure to cast your vote. Watch this short video that illustrates what you can expect at a vote center on Election Day. 🗳️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZklXORkhynM&feature=youtu.be
  • Worried your ballot won’t make it to our office in time to be counted? You can drop it off in person. Visit this website to learn more, make your vote plan, and get it done. 📮 #IndyVotes https://vote.indy.gov/absentee/

Email Materials

Reach your audiences through their inboxes with this approved email message.

It’s election season once again. You only get one chance to participate in the 2022 primary election, and the Marion County Election Board is encouraging voters to make a vote plan and make sure your vote counts. You can build your vote plan, submit an application to vote by mail, find vote center locations and more at vote.indy.gov.

To participate in the primary election—by mail or in person—you must be a registered voter. If you need to check your voter registration status or request an application for an absentee ballot, please visit vote.indy.gov. As a reminder, all applications to vote by absentee ballot must be received before April 21, 2022..

If you’ve completed your application for an absentee ballot and already received your ballot by mail, you’re ready to cast your vote! Follow these four simple steps and make your voice heard in the general election:

  1. Complete the ballot entirely.
  2. Place the ballot back in the return envelope.
  3. Sign the return envelope.
  4. Place the envelope in the mail.

All completed, signed absentee ballots are due before 6 p.m. on May 3, 2022. For everything you need to know about the primary election, please visit vote.indy.gov.

Watch the clock! Before you drop your ballot in the mail, please make sure you’ve Watch the clock! Before you drop your ballot in the mail, please make sure you’ve allowed at least 14 days for it to make its return trip. If you’re afraid your ballot won’t be received in time, we encourage you to drop it off at the Election Board Service Center, an early voting location, or any vote center on Election Day, May 3, 2022.


Contact Us

Have additional questions about absentee voting? Visit vote.indy.gov or email us at elections@indy.gov.