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Your guide to Indy’s 2023 primary election

We’re getting you up to speed before Tuesday, May 2.

Exterior of the City-County building downtown.

We’re sharing what you need to know about this year’s primary.

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Election Day will be here before you know it + early voting has already started. To make the process as easy as possible, we’ve put together a must-know guide for the 2023 primary election.

🗳️ What’s on the ballot

In addition to a list of Indianapolis mayoral candidates, a referendum question should appear on Hoosier ballots. Depending on their locations, voters will be weighing in on three Marion County school district referendums — IPS is looking to use funding for construction + renovation, and MSD of Warren Township and the School Town of Speedway are both looking to use funding for operating expenses.

Pro tip: You can see the official information about your ballot on the Indiana Voters portal by clicking on “Who’s on the ballot.”

🤝 Meet the mayoral candidates

There are nine candidates up for the seat this year — five Democrats + four Republicans.

Note: Some additional candidates may appear on your ballot who have since withdrawn from the race.

🗓️ Important dates

  • Thursday, April 20: Deadline for absentee voting (vote by mail) applications
  • Monday May 1: Early voting ends
  • Tuesday, May 2: Election Day + mail-in ballot receipt deadline

There are several local organizations and offices that will be open for voters who want to avoid the long lines on Election Day — see the full list, including hours, here.

Pro tip: check your voter registration status before you go.

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