The Indiana Bureau
of Motor Vehicles will be extending its hours of operations on Monday and
Tuesday, Nov. 2-3, to issue ID cards and driver's licenses to be used for
identification at a polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Branches will be
open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2; and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3. In addition, all branches will remain open for lunch hour.
As required by
state law, branches will only process new, amended, or replacement ID cards;
and new, amended, or replacement driver's licenses and learner permits. New
driver's licenses and learner permits will be processed provided the
customer has previously completed all required testing. Customers who are
required to take a knowledge or driving skills exam to obtain or renew a
license may choose to apply for a free ID card to use for voting purposes.
Persons who hold a
driver's license or ID card that expired after the last general election,
Nov. 6, 2018, may use the expired card as proof of identification for voting
The paper interim
credential issued to customers at the branch at the time of the transaction,
or after a customer has completed an Internet transaction, is acceptable
proof of identification for voting purposes.
The Indiana BVD
issues free, stated-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed
Hoosier who is a U.S. citizen, who can provide proper documentation, and who
will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general or municipal
election. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card
or driver's license:
-- Proof of
identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.
-- Proof of Social
Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub, or W-2 form.
-- Proof of lawful
status, such as a birth certificate or passport.
-- Proof of
residency: two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill, or
bank statement dated within the last 60 days.
-- If your name has
been legally changed and now differs from your identity documents (i.e.,
birth certificate or passport), proof of name change must be provided in
order to obtain a state ID or driver's license.
A complete list of
documents can be found at IN.gov.bmv
All BMV branches
will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Nov. 4.