BMV Will Extend Election Day Hours for Voters

By: Bridget Clerkin October 30, 2015
Extended hours will help voters who need to get proper ID.
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Facing the first election since the state passed a strict voter ID law—requiring residents to bring government-issued photo identification in order to get a chance in the voting booth—Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will keep certain branches open for extended hours on Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3.

The protracted times will take place at branches in counties that are holding municipal elections this year. Centers will be open on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to the BMV, the longer hours will NOT take place at license branches in:

  • Benton County.
  • Brown County.
  • Newton County.
  • Warren County.

The extended hours will be used to issue driver’s licenses and state IDs for those hoping to get the official certifications at the eleventh hour. In order to get the documents processed, residents must bring with them:

  • Proof of identity.
    • Birth certificate.
  • Proof of Social Security number.
    • Social Security card.
    • Pay stub containing a full Social Security number.
    • A W-2 document.
  • Proof of lawful status.
    • Birth certificate.
  • Two forms proving Indiana residency.
    • Voter registration card.
    • Utility bill.
    • Bank statement.

Voter identification cards are free. In order to obtain one, a resident must bring the above documentation, plus proof that he or she will be 18 years old on or before Election Day.

All applicable fees for new or renewed driver’s licenses apply. Please see our page on Indiana licensing practices for more information.

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