The voter registration deadline will be here before you know it (cough, it’s Tues., Oct. 11).
Here are the must-knows about voting locally in the Circle City so you’re prepared for Election Day.
🗓 Important dates
- Tues., Oct. 11 | Deadline for voter registration
- Wed., Oct. 12 | In-person early voting opens
- Thurs., Oct. 27 | Deadline for absentee voting applications (aka vote by mail)
- Mon., Nov. 7 | Early voting ends
- Tues., Nov. 8 | Election Day + mail-in ballot receipt deadline
Pro tip: If you’re sending in your ballot, make sure to allow ~14 days for the postal service to deliver it in time.
📍Where to vote early
There are several local organizations and offices that will be open for voters who want to avoid the long lines on Election Day:
Oct. 12-Nov. 7 | Various times
- Indianapolis City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St.
Oct. 29-Nov. 6 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Decatur Township Government Center, 5410 S. High School Rd.
- Franklin Township Government Center, 6231 S. Arlington Ave.
- MSD Lawrence Education & Community Center, 6501 Sunnyside Rd.
- Perry Township Government Center, 24925 Shelby St.
- Pike Library Branch, 6525 N. Zionsville Rd.
- Warren Township Government Center, 501 N. Post Rd.
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St.
- Thatcher Park Community Center, 4649 W. Vermont St.
Make sure you have these items checked off before you show up to the polls:
- Register or update your registration. You can check your voting status here.
- If you’ll be unable to vote in person, apply for an absentee ballot.
- More information will become available 2-4 weeks before the election but you can check on referendums + see who’s running in your community.
- Find your polling place to vote on Election Day. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Bring you acceptable form of ID with you.