You can register to vote in Indiana, if you are: 1) 18 years old by the day of the general election; 2) A United States citizen; 3) Have lived in your precinct in Indiana for at least 30 days before the next general election; and 4) You are not currently in prison after conviction of a crime.
If you have a non-traditional residence, you still have the right to register and vote. Simply draw a map on the voter registration application indicating where you live (where you usually spend the night) and list a mailing address within your county that can be used to mail your notification that you are registered.
Visit this site for more information on how to register as a college student.
You can call your voter registration office to find out if you are currently registered to vote at that address. The Elkhart County Voter Registration Office can be reached at 574-535-6775 or 574-535-6774. They are located at the County Office Building, 117 N. Second St., Goshen (lower level). You can also check your registration status online at https://indianavoters.in.gov.
If you are turning 18 before or on the next general election date, you can register. You can vote in both the primary and general election, even if you are not 18 on the primary election date. However, you will not be eligible to vote on public questions decided on the primary election ballot.
You may register to vote in person at the Voter Registration Office, 117 N. Second St., Goshen (lower level). You may also register to vote in Indiana by mail on a simple, pre-addressed form that you can pick up at public libraries, county clerk's offices, and license branches.You can also register online at https://indianavoters.in.gov.
The voter identification number is your Indiana driver's license number as issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, or the last four digits of your social security number.
No, unless you are registering to vote for the first time in your County by returning a registration form through the mail. If you register using the mail, you can include a photocopy of a current valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other document. Whatever document you present must have your name and current address.
Someone can help you fill out the form; however, you must sign your own name. If someone assists you in completing the form, that person must write their name and address in the lower right hand corner of the form.
You can register to vote any time of the year. However, to vote in a primary or general election, you must be registered at least twenty-nine (29) days before that election. A mail-in voter registration application must be postmarked at least twenty-nine days in advance of that election. Contact the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office at 574-535-6775 or 574-535-6774 for more information.
If you move in the last twenty-nine (29) days before the election, you may still be eligible to vote at your old precinct. Please contact the voter registration office if you have questions. If you moved more than 29 days before the election and did not update your registration before the deadline, you may still be eligible to vote, depending on where you moved. Contact voter registration if you have questions.
Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the office will send you a voter registration card. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice requesting the missing information. If you have not received a voter registration card or a notice within 30 days, call the voter registration office.
If you have not changed your address since you registered to vote, the only way your voter registration may be cancelled is if your county voter registration office is notified that you have (1) been convicted of a crime and imprisoned, or (2) that you have died.
You can request that your voter registration be cancelled, if for any reason you no longer wish to be registered. If you request to have your registration cancelled, we will mail you a form that you will complete and return to the voter registration office.
If you have changed your address since you last registered, you may be cancelled if your county voter registration office is notified that you have registered at a new address. There are also special procedures that permit voter registration to cancel your registration if you have not voted after two general elections and you fail to respond to a notice from voter registration to change your registration status from inactive to active.
REMEMBER to file a new voter registration form with your county voter registration office whenever you move to a new address!
You can find your polling place on this website by clicking here. You can also call Voter Registration at 574-535-6774 or 574-535-6775; the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 574-535-6469, or check online at indianavoters.in.gov.
You may vote by absentee ballot for a variety of reasons: if you will be outside the county on Election Day; working in another poll on Election Day; confined due to illness, injury, or disability; or scheduled to work during the twelve (12) hours the poll is open, among other reasons. You must request an absentee ballot from your County Election Board before the election in order to vote absentee. See the link to Absentee Voting or contact the Election Board at 574-535-6469 if you have questions.
Click here to access Indiana's Statewide Voter Registration System, OR call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 1-866-461-8683, OR call the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office at (574) 535-6774 or (574) 535-6775.