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What you need to know about voter ID in Indiana

What are the acceptable forms of identification?

Voters may show identification issued by the State of Indiana or U.S. government that 1) display a photograph, 2) has a name that conforms, but need not be identical, to their voter registration card, and 3) displays an expiration date and either is current or has expired sometime after the date of the last General Election

(November 2, 2010).

Note: Student identification can be used only if it meets the criteria above.

How can I apply for a free Indiana State ID card?

Voters should visit any Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles !”#$%&’ branch and request a free Indiana StateID card for the purpose of voting. Voters must provide documents showing:

1. One document establishing proof of identity (name and date of birth).

2. One document establishing proof of lawful status in the United States.

3. Two documents establishing proof of Indiana residency name and Indiana residential address).

4. One document establishing proof of a valid Social Security Number (name and Social Security Number).

Note: All documents must be originals or copies certified with a raised seal or stamp.

What if I don’t have photo ID at the polls? 

Voters without the required photo identification at the polls can still cast a provisional ballot. In order for the vote to be counted, voters should return with photo ID to the polling place before the closing hour or go the county election board no later than noon ten days after the election to provide the required identification Or voters must can affirm tht one of the laws exemptions applies. Exemptions exist for the indigent, those with a religious objection to being photographed and those living in a state-licensed facility that serves as their precinct’s polling place.

Questions? Call 1-866-OUR-V O T E (1-866-687-8683) or visit

(Source: Rock The Vote)