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BMV branches to open late for voting ID

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Most BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on May 2 and May 3 to issue state ID cards and driverís licenses that may be used for identification at polling places.

Branches in counties with primary elections will be open on May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on primary election day, May 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. License branches in these counties will only process ID cards and driverís licenses and will not perform any other BMV services. Written test and driver tests will not be available.

Free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes are available to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and is old enough to vote. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driverís license a complete list can be found at

Proof of identity, such as a birth certificate or passport; proof of Social Security number, such as a Social Security card or pay stub; proof of legal status, such as a birth certificate; and proof of residency with two documents such as a voter registration card or bank statement.

All BMV branches will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, May 4.


Posted 4/26/2011




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