The Indiana Bureau
of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will offer extended hours of service at BMV branches
on Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, in order to issue ID cards and
driverís licenses for use as identification at polling places during the
primary election, May 8.
Branches will be
open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7; and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8.
As required by
state law, branches will only process new, amended, or replacement ID cards;
and renewed, amended, or replacement driverís licenses and learner permits.
New driverís 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
driverís license or ID card that expired after the last general election may
use the expired card as proof of identification for voting purposes. The
paper interim credential issued at the license branch at the time of the
transaction or after a customer has completed an Internet credential
transaction is acceptable proof of identification for voting purposes.
The Indiana BMV
provides free, state-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 driverís license (a complete list of documents required to obtain a new
state ID card or driverís license can also be found at myBMV.com):
* 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.
* 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
* If your name has
been legally changed and now differs from your identity document(s) (i.e.,
birth certificate or passport), proof of name change must be provided in
order to obtain a state ID or driverís license.
All branches will
resume regular business hours on Wednesday, May 9.