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BMVs extending hours for voters needing photo IDs

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Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Don Snemis announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 6 to issue state ID cards and driverís licenses to provide voters with credentials for use at polling locations.

Branches will be open on Monday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 6, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To ensure voters have immediate access to services, license branches will only process ID cards, driverís licenses and learnerís permits. Driverís tests will not be administered.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and will be old enough to vote in the general election. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driverís license. A complete list can be found at

-- One document proving your identity, such as a birth certificate or passport

-- One document proving your Social Security number, such as a Social Security card, pay stub or W-2

-- One document proving your lawful status in the United States, such as a birth certificate or passport

-- Two documents proving your IN residency, such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement

All license branches will resume normal business hours and operations on Wednesday, May 7. Branches normally closed on Wednesdays will re-open Thursday.


Posted 5/1/2014