Indiana voting issues
This page is part of the Election Protection Wiki,
- 1 Election and registration information
- 2 Governmental election authorities
- 3 Election threats
- 4 State and local non-governmental election organizations
- 5 Articles and resources
Election and registration information
- Indiana Voter Registration Guide from the National Campaign for Fair Elections
- Polling Place Hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Registration deadline: October 6, 2008.
Identification required for registration
Identification required for voting
All information on ID requirements from photoID.in.gov
- Public Law 109-2005 requires Indiana residents to present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day.
- Your photo ID must meet four criteria to be acceptable for voting purposes. It must:
- Display your photo
- Display your name, and the name must conform to your voter registration record. Conform does not mean identical. Below are examples of names that would conform to "Robert John Crew":
- Robert John Crew
- Robert J. Crew
- Robert Crew
- R. John Crew
- R. J. Crew
- Bob John Crew
- Bob J. Crew
- Bob Crew
- John Crew
- J. Crew
- Display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election (November 7, 2006). (Including Military IDs with expiration dates of “INDEF.”)
- Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government
- In most cases, an Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. Passport is sufficient.
- A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the four criteria specified above. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes.
- If you are unable or unwilling to present ID meeting these requirements, you may cast a provisional ballot. (See 'Provisional Voting' section below.)
- All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 29 days before Election Day. 
- Registered voters may vote absentee-by-mail only if specific conditions are met. To learn more visit General Information On Absentee Ballots.
- Application for Mail-In Absentee Ballot
- Absentee-by-mail applications must be received by October 27, 2008 for the 2008 general election.
- All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person (early) at the county election board office beginning 29 days before Election Day. 
- Start date for the 2008 general election is October 6.
- Indiana voter ID requirements also apply to early voting.
- Application for Absentee Ballot
Indiana Elections Division General Information on Provisional Ballots
At the polls: Provisional Ballot Step by Step Instructions
Student voting rights
Please visit the Brennan Center for Justice's Student Voting Project, Indiana for a comprehensive overview of student voting rights, ID requirements, residency requirements and other student voting issues.
For the 2008 election Indiana used the following voting machines. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Votings' Verifier tool.
- Main article: Voting machines
Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines without a paper trail:
Optical scan machines:
Assistive Devices for Marking Paper Ballots:
- Indiana Secretary of State: Todd Rokita
- Website: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/index.html
- Elections Division contact information:
- Elections Division, Indiana Department of State, 302 West Washington Street, Room E-204, Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Phone: 317.232.3939
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
State and local non-governmental election organizations
League of Women Voters
LWV of Indiana, Joanne Evers, President
- 3921 N. Meridian St., Suite 225
- Indianapolis, IN 46208
- Phone: 317-241-8683
- Fax: 317-464-5146
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Bloomington-Monroe County
- Brown County
- Calumet Area
- Cass County
- Elkhart County
- Greater Lafayette
- Hamilton County
- Knox County
- Laporte County
- Montgomery County
- Porter County
- South Bend Area
- Southwestern Indiana
- Vigo County
Voter Action Indiana
Articles and resources
- The main page on election protection and reform organizations.
- All articles in the Election Protection Wiki project.
- For election day: Things citizens can do to monitor elections and If you are told you cannot vote.
- GoVote.org locates your polling place and other voting information.
- Google map polling locations locates most polling location, may be missing or out of date.
Election Protection hotlines
- 866-OUR-VOTE (National Election Protection Hotline)
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Español)
- 800-966-5946 (AALDEF, Asian languages)
- 866-MYVOTE1 (Tom Joyner Hotline - VoterAction, NAACP National Voter Fund)
- 877-523-2792 (ACLU Voting Rights Project Hotline)
- 877-US4-OBAMA (Obama campaign Voter Hotline)
- 866-976-VOTE (McCain campaign Honest and Open Election hotline - leave a message)
- 877-GOCNN08 (CNN Voter Problem Tipline)
- 888-VOTE-TIP (VelvetRevolution Election Protection Hotline for fraud)
- 567-258-VOTE (Twitter Vote Report key in report or leave audio message)
- ACLU's "Know Your Voting Rights - State by State" -- printable brochures summarizing your voting rights, for most states.
- One-page know your rights summaries for 27 states from the AFL-CIO.
- Click here to see the voter ID requirements in all states. From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials
- Why Tuesday? offers a page for Indiana that helps locate Indiana's elections officials, election reform groups, and elected officials, as well as a page titled Find a group in your area that lets you find similar information for other states.
- Click here to request an absentee ballot. Go Vote Absentee is a project of the Women Donors Network.
- Information for voters with disabilities from NDRN.
Student voting rights
- See Indiana Student Voting Rights for a guide to student voting rights in Indiana. See Student Voting Rights for a guide to other states. From the Brennan Center for Justice.
- See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.
- Help in other languages from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 中文, 日本語, 한국어, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Español
- Verified Voting's Indiana page, which provides detailed information on voting equipment in use in every county in Indiana.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Indiana page, which provides detailed information on election law developments in Indiana. See map page to see the information for election developments in any given state.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Indiana general information page, which provides information on Indiana election authorities, post-election processes, and other topics. See map page to see this information for any given state.