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Lift your voice: VOTE!

One of the most important actions we can take to show our elected officials that we matter is to get out and vote on every election day.

Yet some people shy away from exercising this freedom, because they don't even know where to begin.

IndyCAN believes in the power of every single vote, and we want to make it easy for every resident in Marion County — in fact, in the entire state of Indiana — to have the information he or she needs to vote.

Answers to Common Voting Questions

Below are answers to the most common questions voters have, including links that will make preparing to vote easy. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, email us at info@indycan.org.

Get out and vote!

Where do I go to vote?

 Find your polling place here using your voter registration information (name, county, date of birth).

What makes me eligible to vote?

To vote in Indiana, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old on the day of the next election
  • have lived in your precinct at least 30 days before the next general, municipal (city) or special election (this might not apply for certain military voters)
  • must not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime

How do I register to vote?

After applying, your county voter registration office will process your application and verify your eligibility to vote. Within about 30 days, those whose eligibility is confirmed will receive a voter acknowledgment card in the mail. Those whose eligibility is declined will receive a notice that denys your application.

What if I move?

You must transfer your registration any time you move from one residence to another. To transfer your registration, contact your voter registration office.

What if I'm not sure if I'm registered to vote?

Check your registration status online.

What if I have been convicted of a felony?

If you have been a registered voter and served your time with a felony conviction, you will be eligible to vote after completing your sentence. You will need to re-register before you will be eligible to vote in any election.

If I have questions about voting, whom can I call?

You are welcome to call the IndyCAN office with general questions about voting. Our office number is (317) 759-3370.

For all voting questions, including questions regarding your specific eligibility, call the Indiana Election Division at (800) 622-4941 or contact your county voter registration office. For Marion County, the number is (317) 327-5040, and the email address is voterreg@indy.gov.

 

Important Dates for Voting

The following are general dates for voting in a typical calendar year. Watch this page for updates.

  • Early April: Deadline to register for the primary election
  • First Tuesday in May: May primary election
  • Early October: Deadline to register for the general election
  • Early October: Early voting begins
  • Second Tuesday in November: Election Day, general election

Note that certain military and overseas voters have extended registration periods. More information here.

When are the polls open on Election Day?

The polls are open at every polling place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day.

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