Mailed ballots must be requested 12 days before election
Although November might seem far away, the deadline to register for the Nov. 8 election is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and the date to request a ballot by mail is close behind.
Hoosiers needing to register for the first time, or to update an outdated address or check their registration, must visit indianavoters.com or visit their local voter registration office.
Wayne County helps voters on the second floor of the courthouse, 301 E. Main St. The voter registration office is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. For more information, call 765-973-9226.
Those who want to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot must have submitted their ABS-Mail application to county officials at least 12 days before the election.
Voters can qualify for a mailed ballot in one of 11 ways, such as being 65 or older, having a disability or caregiving for a homebound person during the 12 hours the polls are open.
Voters can download and print the ABS-Mail form from indianavoters.com or call their county election office or the Indiana Election Division at (317) 232-3939 to request an application be mailed to the voter.
County election officials must receive completed ballots no later than 6 p.m. on Election Day (postmarks do not count), so voters are urged to request their ballot as soon as possible and mail it back several days before the election.