All About Voting

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Visit the Marion County Voter Information Portal

The Supreme Court has upheld the requirement of an Indiana State ID in order to vote. Where can I get an ID?

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Where is my polling place?

Find out where to vote on the Voter Information Portal.

What do I need to do to vote?

You must first register to vote. You can obtain Voter Registration Forms Online, or at the following locations:

Marion County Board of Voter Registration 
City-County Building
200 E. Washington Street, Suite W131
Indianapolis, IN 46204

All Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches.

All Indianapolis Public Library locations.

How can I turn in my registration form?

Registration forms may be mailed to or dropped off at the Marion County Board of Voter Registration. According to the Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division "[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 (29) days in advance of that election."

What if I need a ride to my polling place to vote?

The Marion County Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties provide transportation to the polls to residents of Marion County. When calling, give your name, address, and telephone number.

Your Election Day Rights

Libertarian Party of Marion County
133 W. Market St, #159
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 660-5762

Marion County Democratic Party
155 E. Market Street, Suite 400 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 637-3366

Marion County Republican Party
47 South Pennsylvania Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
(317) 635-8881

What if I can't vote on Election Day?

For people who cannot travel to their polling place on Election Day, an Absentee Ballot can be used. To see if you are eligible to vote absentee, check the Marion County Election Board's requirements and procedures. Application forms are available online or call the Election Board to have a form mailed. Early voting, military and overseas voters, and a travelling board for sick, injured or disabled voters and their caregivers can all be accommodated.

Where can I find election results?

Official Marion County election results are available from the Marion County Election Board.

Official results from current and past elections throughout the state of Indiana are provided by the Election Division of the Indiana Secretary of State's office.

The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives also provides official federal election vote counts from 1920 to 2010.

What is the Electoral College and how does it work?

For an explanation of how the college works, including statistics and historical counts, visit the National Archives and Records Administration.

How can I find out who my current government representatives are?

You can enter your address in the IndyGov Government Profile to get a list of the current elected officials for your district, as well as information on trash pickup for your address.

You can also view maps of your districts at:

City-County Council Districts
Indiana House of Representatives Districts — with links to more information
Indiana Senate District—with links to more information
Indiana's U. S. Congressional Districts—with links to more information

If you have questions about your districts, you can call the Marion County Election Board at 317-327-5100.

Library Materials

One Vote: Make 	
Your Voice Heard

One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard
Carson, Ben
324.973 CAR

Selecting a President

Selecting a President
Clift, Eleanor
324.973 CLI