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Voting in Indiana

Welcome to your one-stop voter guide, where MCCOY’s Dinosaurs for Democracy have brought you everything you need to know to vote in the state of Indiana! We have assembled all the best resources to check your registration status, research candidates, and to stay involved in your community. Youth voices, and the voices of those who care about them, are essential at the polls. Together, we can make changes in our community that have lasting impact on youth and families.

All You Need to Vote

Registration Requirements in Indiana

To register to vote in Indiana, you must:

  • Have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State Identification Card.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general, municipal or special election.
    • Note: A 17-year-old may register and vote in the primary election if the voter turns 18 on or before the next general or municipal election!
  • Have lived in your precinct for at least 30 DAYS before the next general, municipal, or special election.
  • Not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.
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Do your research  

Before you head to the polls, know who will be on your ballot and learn what their policy priorities are. 

You can vote!

College Students

Students have a right to register and vote in the place they truly consider to be “home” – whether their dorm room, apartment, or parents’ house.

Transgender people can vote even if their gender does not match what is listed on their state issued ID. Transgender people must be registered with the name that is listed on their state issued ID.

Polling places must have an accessible voting machine. Voters that require assistance may designate a friend or receive assistance from a certified poll worker.

Naturalized Americans now have the same voting rights as someone who was born in the U.S.

Voting rights in Indiana are restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Previously incarcerated people should re-register to vote.

Important Dates to Know:

  • Monday, October 7, 2024: VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024: EARLY VOTING BEGINS
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024: GENERAL ELECTION DAY
    • Polls are open from 6:00am to 6:00pm
  • Monday, December 2, 2024: Voter registration re-opens for future elections

Become a poll worker

Serve as a poll worker on election day where you can be a part of the democratic process and help others cast their ballots! 

You can serve as an inspector or a clerk. In order to serve as a poll worker in Marion County, you must be a registered Marion County voter (unless you are participating in the high school poll worker program), you must attend an election board training, you must work a full day (clerks have the option of working a half-day), and you must have transportation.


High schoolers that are at least 16 years old, have a 3.0 GPA, and have permission from school can also serve as a poll workers!

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Registration Deadline

All voter registrations must be submitted no later than 29 days before the election in which you plan to vote.

Make a voting plan!

  • Check your registration status or register to vote
  • Learn about early voting options
    • Indiana offers absentee and in-person early voting. Voting early allows for flexibility in your schedule and often means smaller crowds!
  • Research candidates
    • Arrive at the polls with knowledge of who is on your ballot, learn about their policy platforms and know which candidates share your priorities. VOTE 411 is a great place to start your research.
  • Know what to take with you
    • Be sure you arrive at the polls with proper identification.
  • Share your plans!
    • Let your friends and family know your plans for voting and encourage them to join you at the polls!

Engage Voters in Your Community

MCCOY is here to support YOUR voter outreach efforts in Indiana! Did you know that Indiana ranked 50th for voter turnout in the United States in 2022? We can do better. Download free voter registration guides, request free stickers that encourage voter registration, and watch a training below to learn best practices in voter engagement.

Free Voter's Guides

Download our voter's guides so you can distribute them in your community!

Free Voter's Guides

Please download and distribute our FREE voter's guide to your community!

Watch a recording of our Voter Engagement Training or check out our trainings page to see if we have an in-person opportunity coming up at MCCOY!

Download a voter registration form for any voter registration outreach efforts coming up in your community!